Susan Field

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 24 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1274

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Medical officer Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture (b Leicester 1944; q Queen's University, Belfast, 1970; MRCGP, DCH, DTM&H), died from cholangiocarcinoma on 22 September 2005.

Sue Field was a party animal with a highly developed social conscience. She worked as a ship's doctor on the Oriana, in the remote parts of Canada serving the Canadian Indian population, and in paediatrics in Barbados and Whakatane, New Zealand. Later she became a research fellow at Hughes Hall, Cambridge, and entered general practice in Saffron Walden. In 2000 she did the diploma in tropical medicine and health in preparation for work with Médecins Sans Frontières, but her attention was diverted by the plight of victims of torture seeking asylum in the United Kingdom. She leaves a husband, Jamie, and three children.

[Graham Cresswell]


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