George Hebbington FieldJohn Rowland HughesDenis Leary McDermott KellyWilliam Bell KnapmanAlbert Alexander (“Sandy”) LawrenceKenneth Lewis LippClifford Wilson McKeeJohn Michael Kenneth MarshAnthony Hugh MarshallDenis Smith Poole-WilsonIan Clifford Campbell ToddJean Mary Webster

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 04 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:83

George Hebbington Field

General practitioner Clydebank 1955–87 (b Glasgow 1922; q Glasgow 1946), died of diabetes and cardiac failure on 24 January 1998. During a short service commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps he was posted to Palestine and served there during the Jewish uprising before being posted to Egypt. Three months after discharge he was recalled from the reserve and served for two years in Korea as medical officer to the British legation. His hobbies were golf, directing amateur dramatics, and playing the piano and organ; he was honorary organist to Old Drumchapel Parish Church for 20 years. He leaves a wife, Margaret, two daughters, and a son.

[A A Clark]

John Rowland Hughes

Former consultant orthopaedic surgeon Oswestry and Wrexham (q Liverpool 1940; MD, MChOrth), d 8 April 1998. After service in the Royal Air Force and postgraduate training he was appointed the first consultant orthopaedic surgeon under the National Health Service to the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Memorial Hospital at Oswestry and the War Memorial Hospital, Wrexham. He transformed the Oswestry hospital into a teaching centre of excellence and built up the orthopaedic children's department, besides establishing a full time fracture service at Wrexham. A member of many organisations, he was the first president of the Welsh Orthopaedic Society and served on the council of the British Orthopaedic Association. He was visiting professor at New Orleans and lectured in several overseas countries. Rowland had great personal charm and was insatiably curious about people. He leaves a wife, Mary (an ophthalmologist); a daughter; and two grandchildren.

[Eurig Jeffreys]

Denis Leary McDermott Kelly

General practitioner Belfast 1958–89 (b Portadown 1925; q Trinity Dublin 1955), died of primary cancer of the lung and respiratory failure on 30 August 1997. His training was interrupted for four years by pulmonary tuberculosis, and a few of his fellow sufferers remain patients …

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