John Gardner ConnellArthur Percy Douglas-JonesLeslie DoyleReuben Sougin MibashanJohn Valentine RyanFrank SeymourEsther SmithNorman Joyce TownsleyJohn WallsJohn Battle Wilkinson

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 19 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1250

John Gardner Connell

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General practitioner Sheffield 1931–77 (b 1907; q Cambridge/Sheffield 1931), d 13 March 2001 after a fall at home. After qualifying he entered a two man general practice and also became anaesthetist to the ear, nose, and throat department at the Sheffield Royal Infirmary and at the Children's Hospital. After service in the Royal Air Force during the war and on the retirement of his partner he set up in singlehanded practice in his home. He and his wife devoted many hours to the horticultural improvement of the local parish churchyard and shortly before retirement he took up cabinetmaking. He made many fine pieces of furniture which are treasured by his family. After retirement he continued for many years to do medical examinations on people wishing to emigrate to Canada. He was an enthusiastic freemason and rose to the rank of provincial past senior grand warden. He survived a number of major surgical interventions including an operation for a leaking aortic aneurysm, but he retained his mental faculties to the end. He leaves two sons and eight grandchildren.

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Arthur Percy Douglas-Jones

General practitioner Norwich 1948–90 (b Harare 1917; q Cambridge/Bart's 1941), died suddenly on 10 March 2001 while recovering from a slight stroke. Following army service in Nigeria and Berlin, he worked at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital where he developed an interest in cardiology. He continued this interest in general practice, presenting papers at a number of medical conferences. His upbringing in Africa and at school in Winchester made him an archetypal Edwardian gentleman and he kept a wine cellar to match. Despite his heavy practice schedule, he continued his hobbies of bridge, stamp collecting, gardening, ornithology, and butterflies. To aid these he became an early videocamera enthusiast. He travelled far and wide both to BMA conferences and on holidays. …

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