Jane Easdale Cook

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 29 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6252
  1. Ian MacGillivray

Jane Easdale Allen was the daughter of an Ayrshire farmer and went to Beith Academy. After qualifying she married her classmate Arthur Cook in October 1943, and 10 days later he went to Kenya for three years with the Royal Army Medical Corps. After house jobs in Glasgow she joined her father in law’s practice in the east of Glasgow. The surgery was situated beside the Royal Infirmary, and their practice included some of the worst areas of Glasgow. When her husband returned in 1946 he took her place in the practice.

After raising her family, she returned to the practice in 1961 until she retired in1982. Predeceased by her husband of 58 years, she leaves two sons, two daughters, eight grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.


Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6252


  • Former general practitioner (b 1919; q Glasgow 1942), died from heart failure on 25 March 2013.

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