Recently deceased physicians

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 52 , No. 3 , April 2010 , Pages 151 News&Notes

The following physicians have died over the past year; please consider submitting a piece for our In Memoriam section if you knew the deceased well.

Andrews, Dr William John
Baldwin, Dr John Henry
Brunton, Dr Lawrence Jackson
Campbell, Dr Margaret Elizabeth
Chetwynd, Dr John Brian
Chen, Dr Ferdinand
Duffy, Dr John Peter
Goh, Dr Anthony Poh Seng
Ireland, Dr James Richmond
Kalyanpur, Dr Vasant Raghav
Lamplugh, Dr Charles Mann
McAdam, Dr Ronald
Milobar, Dr Tony
Percheson, Dr Peter Brady
Pinkerton, Dr Alexander Clyde
Puttick, Dr Michael Paul Ernest
Rigg, Dr John Michael
Smaill, Dr William Donald
Telford, Dr Kerry Margaret
Thomas, Dr Ifor Mackay
Watson, Dr Alvin Byron
Wilkinson, Dr David
Young, Dr Du-Lee

. Recently deceased physicians. BCMJ, Vol. 52, No. 3, April, 2010, Page(s) 151 - News&Notes.

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