Obituaries

David Mercer

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4857 (Published 13 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4857
  1. James Copper

Appointed consultant in 1967, at a time when geriatric medicine was a poorly considered specialty, David Mercer epitomised the passion, dedication, and sheer care for people that remain its hallmarks. Forthright and uncompromising in standards, he eventually won the respect even of those who …

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