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Marjorie Olive Bennett (née Dunster)Leonard Roy GriffithsEric Bernard GrogonoDorothy Grace HerveyFrank Charles Naldrett (“Pat”) HoldenHoward Lloyd-ThomasCatherine Logan (née Aicken)James Henry MillerHartwin Siegfried SadowskiDavid Alexander Sime

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 01 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:54

Marjorie Olive Bennett (née Dunster)

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Former general practitioner and gynaecologist (b Newport 1915; q Bristol 1939; FRCS, FRCOG), d 5 January 2000. After a short spell in general practice she trained in obstetrics and gynaecology, spending a year in the United States on a travelling scholarship, partly at the Mayo Clinic. She and her husband returned to Bristol, and she was appointed a consultant at Southmead Hospital. For some years, with few junior staff, she coped with a tremendous workload in one of the largest units in the region. She had teaching commitments to junior doctors and students, including nurses, and the unit was notable for its efficiency and happy atmosphere. She and her husband retired to Porlock, and until his death they loved walking on Exmoor and were members of the fishing, shooting, hunting, farming, and church communities. Their cottage was open house, providing hot baths for sailors and barbecues for the hungry. Marjorie had an ebullient personality and was forthright and a great talker. Predeceased by her husband, Douglas (also a doctor), she leaves a daughter.

[John Crossley]

Leonard Roy Griffiths

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Consultant microbiologist (b 1957; q Southampton 1979), d 28 March 2000. He trained in microbiology in London and Liverpool and was the first dedicated consultant microbiologist appointed in Barrow-in-Furness. With colleagues he developed a model of cross site working and professional support that survived the internal market. For some years he chaired a successful intertrust microbiology audit group. Colleagues in public health medicine valued his support for communicable disease control, and in 1989 he was appointed consultant in communicable disease control for the South Cumbria Health Authority. After an authority merger in 1994 he assumed the lead for infectious disease issues. He was primarily a clinical microbiologist who believed his skills were best employed at the …

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