David William Weir Hendry

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 03 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:283
  1. Michael Hendry

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    General practitioner Cupar, Fife, 1947-81 (b Edinburgh 1921; q Edinburgh 1944; FRCGP), died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on 26 June 2002.

    After service in the Royal Army Medical Corps in Poona, Bangalore, and in military hospitals in Britain, he came to Cupar in 1947. He joined the NHS on its inception in 1948, and throughout his career pursued the improvement of general practice for patients and practitioners. He first suggested a health centre in Cupar in 1959, and although this idea was opposed by the BMA at the time he persisted and eventually the health centre opened in 1976. He had a severe stroke in 1985, but went on to publish, in 1992, a book on the history of medicine in Cupar. He leaves a wife Joan; three children; and eight grandchildren.

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