Graham Edward SchofieldBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6003 (Published 26 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6003
When retyping this obituary for Graham Edward Schofield submitted by Anne D Schofield, his wife (BMJ 2010;341:c5576, doi:10.1136/bmj.c5576), we inadvertently omitted several sentences. The full version on bmj.com is now correct, but the omissions meant that the abridged version in the print issue of 16 October 2010 was wrong.
Mr Schofield was consultant surgeon at Law Hospital, Lanarkshire (not “Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow,” as published in print). He was appointed consultant surgeon in general surgery at Law Hospital in 1964. In 1966 he was seconded by Glasgow University to the University of East Africa to take charge of the teaching of surgery at the extension of Makerere Medical School in Nairobi for three months (not “He was appointed consultant surgeon in general surgery at the extension of Makeree Medical School in Nairobi for three months,” as published in print).
We might also have mentioned in print something from these two sentences that were omitted during retyping: “He took an active interest in the Christian Medical Fellowship over many years, and was an elder in his church for over 40 years until he became unwell in 1997 with a neurological illness, borne with his customary dignity and patience.”
We apologise for the distress caused to family and friends through our error.
Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6003