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A 0 PARKER and was also visiting orthopaedic surgeon to in a practice in Greenford, he succeeded to
MD, MCPS, FRCS Barry Accident Hospital. the practice, remaining there until his retire-
AO and his family moved from Cardiff in ment in 1978. From then onwards he became
Mr A 0 Parker, formerly consultant ortho- 1947 to Treowen, a large manor house near a regular and much loved locum in our
paedic surgeon at the Prince of Wales Ortho- Trelleck in Monmouthshire and took up practice in south Harrow.
paedic Hospital, Rhydlafar, Cardiff, died on farming. He continued his work at Oswestry Kurt Herz had great humanity as well as a
26 December after a long illness. He was 89. and Cardiff and as senior surgeon to the dry sense of humour, which made him
Arthur Orfeur Parker-AO, as he was miners' welfare rehabilitation centre at popular with colleagues, patients, and staff
affectionately known-was born in June 1893 Talygarn. Though not at all enamoured by alike. Modest, yet determined, he was kind,
at Wellington, Somerset, and educated at the prospect of nationalised medicine, he quick, precise, and punctual; nothing was
West Buckland School, Somerset, before joined the Health Service in 1948 and in due ever too much trouble for him. He loved
emigrating to Canada as a young man. He course became the first consultant adviser in travelling, was a great connoisseur of good
qualified MD, MCPS at the University of orthopaedic surgery to the Welsh regional food and wine, and in his youth had been a
Manitoba, Winnipeg, and it was there that he hospital board. In 1952 he was elected an talented artist, painting in watercolours. He
met his wife Edna Emma, whom he married honorary fellow of the Royal College of was twice uprooted in his life, yet each time
in 1922. In the meantime he had served with Surgeons of England. In 1952 the Prince of he quickly managed to create a happy and
the Canadian army in the first world war, Wales Orthopaedic Hospital moved to a new fullfilling life again: this was in no small
being wounded in France. site at Rhydlafar and the subsequent develop- measure due to his devoted wife Marianne.
In 1925 Mr Parker and his wife returned ment of the hospital was characterised by He is survived by his wife and mother and
to the United Kingdom and he became assis- AO's superb leadership. He retired in 1959. one daughter and one son.-LS.
tant to Dr Naughton Dunn at Woodside Mr Parker was an orthopaedic surgeon of
Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, where he great distinction, a wise counsellor, and a true
was able to continue his training as an ortho- friend. He was kind and considerate to his MARGUERITE C B GROVE
paedic surgeon in an atmosphere of high class patients and always concerned about the MB, CHB
excellence and worldwide reputation. When welfare of his assistants and staff. He did not
Major Alwyn Smith, one of the consulting suffer fools gladly and could be quite ruthless Dr Marguerite C B Grove, at one time a
orthopaedic surgeons at the Prince of Wales in pursuing a course that he believed was general practitioner in Birmingham, died on 27
Orthopaedic Hospital, Cardiff, became ill Dr right, but he was also gentle when occasion January after a short illness. She was 63 and
Dunn recommended that AO should go to demanded. He was particularly skilled and unmarried.
Cardiff as a locum. When Major Smith died interested in the treatment of congenital Marguerite Cicely Beaumont Grove was
in 1927 AO was appointed consulting ortho- dislocation of the hip, especially in performing born in Malaya and spent her early childhood
paedic surgeon to the Prince of Wales Ortho- an acetabuloplasty, which he called a "shelf" there but came to this country for her educa-
paedic Hospital. He was also appointed operation. It is unfortunate that he did not tion, attending Sutton Coldfield High School
lecturer and clinical tutor in orthopaedic write, and record his researches; but his and the Birmingham Technical College. She
surgery to the Welsh National School of monument is the Prince of Wales Orthopaedic studied medicine at Birmingham Medical
Medicine and visiting consulting orthopaedic Hospital, which he did so much to develop School and graduated in 1944, becoming the
surgeon to the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt into a centre of excellence in orthopaedic third generation of doctors in her family on
Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry. He became surgery of worldwide reputation, and which her mother's side. After completing house
a member of the British Orthopaedic As- he loved. His eldest son predeceased him two jobs in Walsall and Newcastle upon Tyne she
sociation soon after moving to Cardiff and years ago, but he is survived by his wife, two entered general practice as an assistant in
served on its executive committee in 1938-9; sons, and a daughter.-EWMW. Acock's Green, Birmingham, an experience
lie later became an emeritus fellow of the she much enjoyed. After only a few years,
association. however, she made the difficult decision to
Mr Parker started on the task of making K HERZ give up work to care for her mother in her
the "Prince" the nerve centre of the ortho- MB, CHB last illness and thereafter to devote all her
paedic services in south Wales, and the link time and energy to caring for her father, who
between the hospital and the medical school Dr K Herz, a general practitioner in Green- lived to the age of 92. She shared with him a
was further consolidated. He was appointed ford, Middlesex, died on 29 January aged 72. passion for gardening and was also interested in
consultant orthopaedic surgeon to the Welsh Kurt Herz was born in Essen, West Ger- training dogs. She was expert at canework and
National Memorial Hospitals, where he many, in March 1910 and after leaving several other handicrafts.
treated bone, joint, and spinal tuberculosis. school started his medical studies at the Shortly after her father's death last summer
During the second world war he worked with universities of Munich and Freiburg. In 1933, Dr Grove's health deteriorated, and she
the Emergency Medical Services at Whit- when he had completed only three years of survived him by only six months. She is
church and the Ministry of Pensions hospitals his studies, he had to leave Germany on survived by her sister Stella.-KNW.
at Cardiff. He proved himself to be an ex- account of Hitler's rise to power. He went to
tremely versatile and skilled orthopaedic South Africa and found work as a book-
surgeon, attracting large numbers of patients keeper in the gold mines around Johannes- JEAN E MILLAR
both to the hospital and to his private con- burg, never giving up his dream of completing MB, BCH, BAO
sulting rooms, while his opinion was soon his medical studies one day. After 11 years in
keenly and often sought in medicolegal the gold mines, and by then a husband and Dr Jean E Millar, a general practitioner in
circles. Gradually, over the years, he and his father, he managed to resume his medical Stockport, died on 21 January after a long
colleagues started regular orthopaedic clinics studies and graduated at the University of illness borne with great courage.
in hospitals throughout south Wales and Witwatersrand in 1948. From there he went Jean Elizabeth Allen was born on 3 January
developed local authority school clinics. He back to the gold mines in the Orange Free 1914 in Belfast and was educated at Methodist
organised the accident service at the City State, this time as a medical officer. Eventually, College, Belfast, and Queen's University,
Lodge, Cardiff (now St David's Hospital); he went into general practice on his own. In where she graduated in medicine in 1937.
was consultant orthopaedic surgeon to Llan- 1961 he came to England, and after a short After house officer jobs in the Royal Victoria
dough Hospital from the time it was built; time, first as an assistant and later as a partner Hospital and Alder Hey Hospital for Children
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in Liverpool she entered general practice in East Scotland Regional Hospital Board until leave him responsible for Counties Tyrone and
Stockport with her husband, Dr Stanley 1968. Armagh. He was awarded the FRCPI in 1962
Millar. She suffered the double tragedy of the "Mac" was a man with a good sense of and retired in 1978.
death of her younger daughter Wendy in 1972 humour who worked hard and well. While he Dr James had a keen interest in tuberculosis
and of her husband two years later, but she did not suffer fools gladly, he had, in his and sarcoidosis and was an authority on
carried on in practice in Stockport, where administrative work, a great faculty for farmers' lung, on all of which he wrote original
she was well loved and respected by all her getting things done. He loved the open air articles. His area of Northern Ireland contained
patients. and was keen on golf and shooting. Curling one of the last pockets of tuberculous cervical
Jean had a keen interest in the St John was latterly a great joy and increased his adenitis, which he strongly believed to be a
Ambulance Brigade and for several years was circle of friends considerably. During the last human rather than a bovine infection. A keen
the county surgeon for Cheshire. She showed three years severe intermittent claudication member of the BMA, he was president of the
great interest in St Anne's Hospice for the increasingly limited his activities, and for some Ulster branch in 1964.
terminally ill and in the Pines Home for time his main concern was the long continued Edwin James was a kind, patient, and caring
mentally handicapped children, of which she illness of his wife, who has been in hospital doctor and a practising Christian. He was a
was treasurer, and was active in fund raising for the past five years. He is survived by his keen Rotarian and its first president in Dun-
efforts for both. She is survived by her two sons Archie, a surgeon in Airedale gannon. An enthusiastic gardener and a modest
elder daughter and two grandsons.-RGA. General Hospital, and Sandy, who is assistant golfer, his main interests in his life were his
headmaster in Jedburgh primary school.- family and his work. In 1940 he married Joan
WAM. Whiteside, who survives him with his son, who
T LOGAN is a cardiologist in Toronto, and his daughter.
MB, CHB -TJW.
H J ROSS
Dr T Logan, formerly a general practitioner MB, CHB, FRCS
in Hemyock, Devon, died at his home in T H GILLISON
Kilve, Somerset, on 8 February aged 60. Mr H J Ross, most recently a ship's surgeon, BSC, MB, CHB, MRCP
Thomas Logan was born in Muir of Ord, died in Cults, Aberdeen, on 4 November. He
Scotland, and graduated in medicine at was 72. KHG writes: An interesting experience that
Glasgow University in 1946. After holding Harold James Ross was born at Rothie- came to Howard Gillison (obituary, 19
various appointments he moved south to norman, Aberdeenshire, and was educated at February, p 656) while he was a house surgeon
Hemyock, where he built up a large rural Inverurie Academy and Robert Gordon's at Peterborough Hospital concerned a woman
practice and for many years worked single College, Aberdeen. He graduated in medicine with entropion. She had had an operation for
handed. A most conscientious doctor who at Aberdeen University in 1932 after a it, but the eyelashes still scratched and irritated
always put his patients first and for whom distinguished undergraduate career and ob- the cornea. Howard knew that severe entropion
nothing was too much trouble, he had a great tained the FRCS in 1937. Subsequently he was very common in China and that his father
sense of humour and was regarded by many worked in various London hospitals and at the had operated for it many times with gratifying
as a friend as well as a doctor. University of the West Indies in Kingston, results, so he wrote to his father and obtained
In 1966 Tom was taken seriously ill, and Jamaica. During the second world war he detailed instructions for the operation. He and
during the long and patiently borne illness served in the United Kingdom as an ear, nose, a friend were given permission to operate, they
that followed he was never able to resume his and throat surgical specialist, and thereafter he boldly went ahead following the instructions
practice. He is survived by his wife and two acted as a ship's surgeon on the Cunard and received, and the patient was delighted with the
daughters.-JP. Union Castle lines. result. Howard was an incredibly generous
Dr Ross retired some 20 years ago for health man. Right from the start he made a generous
reasons and spent most of his retirement in annual contribution to the missionary society
W McADAM Cults, Aberdeen. He was unmarried.-PWR. that supported his parents for over 50 years
OBE, MB, CHB and his brother for over 20 years, and he made
many gifts to members of his family and their
Dr W McAdam, formerly medical super- E H G JAMES children.
intendent to the East Lothian Hospital Board, MD, FRCPI
died on 15 January.
William McAdam was born in Battlefield, Dr E H G James, formerly consultant chest C H WALSH
Glasgow, on 3 December 1900. He went with physician to Counties Tyrone, Fermanagh, and MB, CHB, FRCOG, DPH
his family to New Zealand in 1905 but Armagh, died on 18 January aged 69.
returned to Shawlands, Glasgow, after the Edwin Francis George James was born in AEMcC writes: As a student I was privileged
death of his father. Educated at Hutchesons' Moville, County Donegal, in November 1913. to be taught by Mr Charles Walsh (obituary,
Grammar School, he left to join the Royal Educated at 12 February, p 565), who was considered one
Flying Corps and trained as an observer. Methodist Col- of the finest teachers in the Liverpool area.
After demobilisation he entered Glasgow lege, Belfast, and From 1950 until his retirement I worked with
University, graduating in medicine in 1924. Queen's Univer- him in two of his maternity units. In those days
He spent a year in the Victoria Infirmary as sity, where he was obstetricians had mixed feelings towards
house physician and house surgeon, worked president of the paediatricians. Mr Walsh quickly realised their
as a ship's surgeon in 1924-5, and served as Literific Society, _ value and from then onwards gave unqualified
junior and then senior assistant at the Royal he graduated MB, support and loyalty. He carried an enormous
Asylum, Montrose. From 1929 to 1934 he BCh, BAO in work load, and his skill as a diagnostician and
served in the Indian Medical Service on the 1937. He obtained surgeon was second to none. His interest in the
north west frontier, returning to marry Mary his MD by thesis neonate did not cease at the moment of birth,
Frame, the matron of the Montrose Asylum. in 1940 before and he was a frequent visitor to the neonatal
From 1934 to 1940 he served as civil surgeon joining the Royal units and in particular the premature units.
in various parts of Burma and then in the Air Force. Demo- His praise for the staff greatly added to the
Civil Defence Hospital at Rangoon. He was bilised early in happiness of the departments. He was a born
medical officer in charge of the evacuation 1946 after spend- leader, who gave and demanded high standards
route from Mandalay to Chindwin in the ing three years of his service career in Rhodesia, and was loved and revered by all. Patients re-
Kabaw Valley and was mentioned in dis- he passed the MRCPI later that year. In 1948 sponded to his warm and compassionate
patches. In 1943 he was promoted to lieutenant he was appointed consultant chest physician to nature so that the most shy and inarticulate
colonel and was in charge of 59th Indian Counties Tyrone and Fermanagh with his base were put at ease. When I last saw him he was
General Hospital on his return to Burma. at the old Drumglass Hospital, Dungannon, almost blind and handicapped by age. This he
He was prematurely retired in 1948. On his which was upgraded later to form part of the bore with courage and fortitude and a total
return to Scotland he was appointed medical modern South Tyrone Hospital. He covered a lack of self pity. He firmly bade me farewell, and
superintendent to the East Lothian Hospital large geographical area with clinics at Dun- I fully understood his wish that subsequent
Board, serving in that post until 1966, after gannon, Omagh, and Enniskillen, and towards deterioration should not be witnessed by his
which he worked in the offices of the South the end of his career his duties changed to friends.