Obituaries

James Dermott Grene

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7529.1411-c (Published 08 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1411

Former medical officer west Africa, general practitioner Warwick, and medical officer India and the former Soviet Union (b Wolverton 1920; q London 1942; DTM&H), d 24 October 2005.


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Dermott started his career as a medical officer with the Colonial Service in the Gold Coast (now Ghana), where he worked for 10 years, setting up field hospitals and providing health services that covered a large territory. Returning to England in 1952 he settled in general practice in Warwick, where he worked until 1976. He then joined the Foreign Office as medical officer to the British High Commission in Delhi; this was followed by a stint with the High Commission in Moscow. Predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth, he leaves a son.

[Charles Grene]

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