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BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 30 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:333

Sir Geoffrey Bateman

  1. N T Bateman

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    Consultant ear, nose, and throat surgeon St Thomas's Hospital, 1939-71 (bRochdale 1906; q Oxford/King's 1929; FRCS; KB), d 17 September 1998. He served with the Royal Air Force during the war, reaching the rank of wing commander, before returning to the bomb damaged St Thomas's. His department developed a popular training programme, which launched the careers of many British and foreign graduates. He was president of the Association of Otolaryngologists in 1970-1 and of the Visiting Association of Throat and Ear Surgeons of Great Britain in 1966. He was consultant surgeon to the army 1966-71 and consultant adviser in otolaryngology to the Department of Health and Social Security 1967-71. For his contribution to the Nightingale School of Nursing he was one of the first men to be awarded a Nightingale badge. He was chairman of the rebuilding committee, which completed its work w hen he “topped out” the north wing in 1974. His interests included tennis, golf, and fishing. He leaves a wife, Margaret; a daughter; and three sons, all of whom miss his quiet dignity and wise counsel.

    Susan Caroline Bellman

    1. Gerald Levin

      Former consultant audiological physician Hospital for Sick Children Great Ormond Street, 1983-97 (b 1947; q Cambridge/St Mary's 1971), died from acute myeloid leukaemia complicating essential thrombocythaemia and myelofibrosis on 9 November 1998. She worked hard to develop the service despite increasing ill health. Great Ormond Street was the first centre in the United Kingdom to provide bone anchored hearing aids for children, including those with craniofacial malformations. Other developments included research into vibrotactile and high frequency transposition aids. In 1992 Sue established the cochlear implantation programme, and she obtained enormous pleasure from seeing the rapid development of spoken language in children who would otherwise have been partially or severely handicapped. The party held to celebrate the 100th cochlear implant coincided …

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