David VerelBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2467 (Published 07 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2467
- Joan Scruton
David Verel died at Broomgrove Nursing Home in Sheffield. His physical health had been declining over the past nine years, but he was well cared for in the nursing home.
He was born in Wellingborough, Northants, and thereafter moved with his parents to Aberdeen. His father, Dr Raymond Verel OBE, FRCSEd, was a respected ear, nose, and throat surgeon for the Aberdeen Hospitals, but unfortunately he died from streptococcal septicaemia on 29 September 1920. David had a sister, Mary (“Pixie”), and their mother had been a nurse in the first world …