David Reginald Ball

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 04 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4228
  1. David Dawson

After national service, David Reginald Ball was appointed in July 1961 as consultant in anaesthetics in Bradford, West Yorkshire. He was largely responsible for setting up the anaesthetic department and making it a centre of excellence. He became very influential in the area of medical politics and hospital administration as a member of the health authority.

After retirement he lived in St Mabyn, Cornwall. He enjoyed village life, played golf, and was a keen sailor. He also became chairman of governors at the village school. He leaves a wife, Margaret; three children; and seven grandchildren.


Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4228


  • Former consultant anaesthetist Bradford Royal Infirmary (b 1929; q Leeds 1953), died from cancer of the bladder on 17 December 2010.

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