John Keast-ButlerBMJ 2005; 331 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7527.1274-d (Published 24 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1274
Consultant ophthalmologist Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, 1977-2002 (b London 1937; q Cambridge/University College Hospital, London, 1964; FRCS, FRCOphth), d 19 March 2005.
John Keast-Butler was big in stature and big in personality. Not only was he a meticulous clinician but also a master craftsman in an immense range of practical skills as manifested in the beautiful home and gardens that he and his wife, Brigid, created on the banks of the Cam. Among many appointments, he was director of studies in clinical medicine at Trinity College and honorary secretary of the Cambridge Medical Graduates' Club. John and Brigid were travelling in Goa earlier this year when he had a major fall that preceded a fatal pulmonary embolus. He leaves Brigid and three children.