John Richard BernardJohn David CreerHarry JacobsMorus Wyn Lloyd-OwenPaul Preston LockRobert Douglas McIntyreBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7158.605 (Published 29 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:605
John Richard Bernard
- S C Illingworth
Former general practitioner Bristol (b Bristol 1938; q Cambridge/Guy's 1963), died of carcinoma of the prostate on 23 February 1998. Four generations of Bernards practised in Bristol and between them served as medical officer to Colston School continuously from 1871. Richard had an inquisitive mind and wide ranging interests that included sport, history, and above all people. He remained wary of modern information technology, but had an encyclopaedic knowledge of his patients and could recall details of their extended families' history with little prompting. His involvement in medical politics included many years' service on the local medical committee and the Frenchay Health Authority, of which he became vice chairman. In his youth he played rugby for Cambridge and Guy's, and as a great great nephew of W G Grace excelled at cricket, playing as a forceful batsman and medium pace bowler not only for his school but also for Gloucestershire both before and after Cambridge, where he was awarded a blue in each of his three years. He leaves a wife, Dinah, and three daughters.
John David Creer
- J N Johnson
General practitioner Wirral 1972-97 (b Crosby 1947; q …