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David DangerfieldFrancis Russell DicksonTrevor Charles GipsonAnne Ethel McCandless

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 16 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1535

David Dangerfield

Former consultant anaesthetist Dundee Royal Infirmary (b 1915 St Albans; q University College Hospital, London, 1940; MRCS, LRCP, DA, FFARCS), d 12 November 2000. He left school early to work in the family business before deciding on medicine. Coming from a family of staunch Plymouth Brethren, he rebelled by developing a passion for music. Being a talented amateur pianist, he was always willing to accompany friends and visitors in the works of Beethoven and Mozart. His extensive library of scores was full of everything from Bach to Bartok, and he had a massive collection of 78 rpm records. On graduating, he worked in Swindon and then joined the RAFVF. He moved to Stirling in 1948 and then on to Dundee as senior registrar before being appointed consultant anaesthetist at Salford Royal Infirmary in 1951, where he was involved in pioneering cardiac surgery. After a problem with his chest, attributed to the damp and pollution of Manchester, he returned to Dundee in 1960 where he remained until his retirement. Besides music, his great passions were photography and the outdoors. He climbed all the Munros within reach of Tayside and took annual trips to the …

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