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John Duncan Egdell

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 05 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4147
  1. Linda Egdell,
  2. Rob Egdell

After house jobs in Bristol, John Duncan Egdell initially went into general practice in Northampton and Montgomeryshire. In 1966 he started training in community medicine (later public health) in Newcastle and at Edinburgh University. He secured a consultant post in Bristol in 1969, and in 1976 he was appointed the country's youngest regional medical officer, for Mersey Regional Health Authority. In 1986, wishing to devote more time to outside interests, he returned to a consultant post in public health with Clwyd Health Authority before taking early retirement in his 50s. Duncan enjoyed numerous interests, including wildlife (cultivating a wildflower meadow and nature reserve), local history, and classic vehicles. He leaves his wife, Linda (also a doctor); three children; and four grandchildren.

Regional medical officer Mersey Region, consultant in public health (b 1938; q Bristol 1961; FFPH), died from a sarcoma on 23 June 2017

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