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David John Christopher Felton

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 06 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3103
  1. Alan Lyne

David John Christopher Felton died while shaping up to return one of his cross court forehands for which he was respected by his fellow tennis players. It was the way in which he would have chosen to go, enjoying an activity such as tennis with friends.

He was appointed as consultant in January 1969, together with 13 other doctors who all started on the same day, and spent his most of his working life at Peterborough District Hospital and Stamford Hospitals. He was born in India, the son of a British Indian Army officer in the twilight years of the British Raj. The first 18 years of his life were spent in India, living at times in the foothills of the Himalayas and at one time in the Red Fort in Delhi. It was a time of which he would often reminisce, recalling the days spent on the North West Frontier and developing his passion for game shooting, at which he …

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