Alan MacRae WhittingtonBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7370.972/h (Published 26 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:972
General practitioner Ascot, Berkshire, 1950-83 (b Isleworth, Middlesex, 1920; q Cambridge/Middlesex Hospital 1946), d 4 August 2002.
Alan worked in ear, nose, and throat at the Middlesex Hospital and in the Royal Air Force during national service before entering general practice in Longridge, Lancashire. A southerner at heart, he took up a partnership in Ascot and remained in practice there until forced to retire by his first stroke at the age of 63. He retained his patience and sense of humour despite being denied an active retirement—his hobbies had been dinghy sailing, gardening (especially vegetables), cooking, his family, and his dogs. He leaves a wife, Ann; two sons; and five grandchildren.