Obituaries

Alexander Dale Vellet

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d2231 (Published 08 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2231

A brilliant all-round clinical student, Alexander Dale Vellet (“Dale”) graduated from the University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in 1980, at the top of his class in surgery, intending to pursue a career as a surgeon. At the end of his intern year he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and this was to change his life. He began residency training in pathology and radiology, and took his South African College of Medicine radiology fellowship in 1986. He won the gold medal for the best radiology fellowship candidate, and his career was on its way.

1987 saw him return home to Canada, where he completed …

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