John Maguire Lyons

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 13 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:920

General practitioner Hull 1961-97 (b Glasgow 1926; q National University of Ireland 1960), died from a ruptured aortic aneurysm on 9 October 2001.

John was well known throughout the profession for his weekly cartoons in Pulse magazine, where he highlighted the grievances and frustrations of general practice during the period 1963-83. He took a keen interest in medical politics and represented Hull local medical committee and the East Yorkshire branch of the BMA at annual meetings. John was a devout Roman Catholic. His interests included fishing, horse racing, gun dogs, and music (he was an accomplished jazz pianist). He leaves a wife, Bernadette; seven children; and 12 grandchildren.

[Gordon Cameron]

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