Frank Edward Stafford HatfieldBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7428.1409-d (Published 11 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1409
Former general practitioner Chipping Ongar, Essex (b Jena, Germany, 1910; q Cambridge 1936; MA, DPM, MRCGP), d 17 November 2003.
After serving in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve during the second world war, Ted Hatfield and his wife, Sylvia, settled in Chipping Ongar, where they worked as family doctors for nearly 40 years. Ted Hatfield was interested in psychoanalysis and incorporated an understanding of psychosomatic problems into his work with patients. Later he became more interested in family dynamics and developed his own work as a marital therapist. Dr Hatfield spearheaded the drive to save Ongar War Memorial Hospital when it was threatened with closure in 1969. He leaves Sylvia; five children; and 14 grandchildren.
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