Moorthy Bagavatheswaran

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 17 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k126
  1. David Ross

The untimely death of Colonel Moorthy Bagavatheswaran (“Moorthy”), at the age of 70, from an illness bravely borne, marks an important end in the short history of paediatrics in the Royal Army Medical Corps of the British Army. Moorthy was the last of a regular cadre of paediatricians to serve in the British Army, as the result of a decision in 1995—after the Options for Change restructuring of the British Armed Forces—that a regular cadre was no longer a requirement for the future. The service had initially been established by the late director general of the Army Medical Services, Lieutenant General Alan Reay, 50 years ago. Moorthy was, however, allowed …

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