Elisabeth Anne Whitely

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 12 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6193
  1. T L Baker

Elisabeth Anne Whitely (née Dennis) was born in Scarborough and educated at Scarborough Grammar School. She attended Sheffield Medical School 1948-54 and did her preregistration jobs at Scarborough.

In 1953 Anne married Jack Whitely. In 1956 she did an A&E post at Grantham Hospital, followed by a post as an assistant medical officer of health for Kesteven (clinics). In 1965 Anne became deputy principal medical officer of health and deputy principal schools medical officer until the reorganisation of community health in the seventies. She retired in 1989.

Anne was a good sportswoman, representing Yorkshire at tennis and Sheffield University in four other sports. She was a good golfer and was captain at Belton Golf Club in 1995. Anne was also a justice of the peace for 17 years and a medical referee for Grantham crematorium for more than 30 years.

Anne leaves her husband, Jack; her children Michael, Simon, and Sally; and two grandchildren.


Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6193


  • Former specialist in community medicine in Lincolnshire ((b 1930. q Sheffield 1954), died from non-Hodgkins lymphoma and complications of a fractured hip on 20 February 2011.

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