Charles James Constantine DaveyBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7323.1255d (Published 24 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1255
Former general practitioner Box, Wiltshire (b 1924; q Birmingham 1947), d 16 September 2001.
For the first seven years of general practice in Box, Jim was singlehanded. He provided for the varied medical needs of a rural community, including home confinements and providing anaesthesia for Caesarean section in an isolated maternity unit. The practice expanded in the 1970s, taking on a third partner, and moving to a purpose built surgery. Jim's renowned economy with words could be disconcerting at first, but his friendly manner quickly dispelled any awkwardness. Jim took up a clinical assistantship in orthopaedics at Bath Royal United Hospital before retiring from general practice in 1984. He was always a keen sportsman and an accomplished bridge player. He leaves a wife, June; and three daughters.
[G M Cooper J Bullen]