Douglas Cecil Cornish

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 25 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4419
  1. Howel Jones

    Douglas Cecil Cornish (“Doug”) trained in medicine after wartime service in the Fleet Air Arm. After house appointments at St George’s and a traineeship at Sturminster Newton, Dorset, in 1956, he was successful out of some 200 applicants in joining a general practice in Rugby. All typed applications were rejected!

    Developing an interest in industrial medicine, he initially worked part time for the Employment Medical Advisory Service (EMAS) and then full time with the Factory Inspectorate. In 1978 he joined the medical department of Rolls Royce at Coventry and Ansty and then Derby until he retired in 1987. At Rolls Royce he researched the problem of Raynaud’s phenomenon in workers using vibrating machinery.

    A keen squash player and sailor when younger, Doug enjoyed carpentry and music in retirement but mainly concentrated on bringing his garden to a state of near perfection. He leaves a wife, Mollie-Anne; four children; and 10 grandchildren.


    Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4419


    • Former medical adviser Rolls Royce (b 1925; q St George’s Hospital, London, 1951; DObstRCOG), died from cancer of the oesophagus on 16 June 2010.

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