BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 02 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:973

We will be pleased to receive obituary notices of around 250 words. Pressure on space means that in most cases we will be able to publish only about 100 words in the printed journal, but we can run a fuller version on our website. We will take responsibility for shortening. We do not send proofs. Good quality, original photographs are welcome. Please give a contact telephone number and, where possible, supply the obituary on a disk or by email to obituaries{at} If sending a picture electronically, please attach as a jpeg or a tiff rather than as part of a Word document. We need to know the year of birth and exact date of death of the deceased, and we prefer obituaries to state the cause of death. Please spell out abbreviations.

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