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Volume 50: Issue 3: 2020
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J R Coll Physicians Edinb 2020; 50: 351



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In memoriam brings to the attention of Fellows and Collegiate Members the deaths of colleagues and friends. Obituaries paying tribute to the life and work of those whose deaths have been reported in In memoriam can be found on the College website:

Fellows and Collegiate Members are invited to provide the Obituaries Editor ( with information that will enable us to write or commission obituaries. Self-written obituaries to be held in readiness by the Obituaries Editor will always be welcome.

Professor Sir Neil Douglas FRCP Edin

Born: 28/05/1949 Died: 23/08/2020

Specialty: Respiratory Medicine

MB Edin 1973, MD Edin 1985, DSc Edin

A full obituary and tribute to Professor Sir Neil Douglas, our past President (2004–2010), will be published in the obituary section of the College’s website.


Dr GP McGovern FRCP Edin

Born: 14/08/1930 Died: 03/06/2020

Specialty: Psychiatry

MB Edin 1952


Dr JP Wright FRCP Edin

Born: 28/07/1928 Died: 09/06/2020

Specialty: Cardiovascular Medicine

MB Manc 1952, DCH 1954, MRCP Edin 1962


Dr P McDonald FRCP Edin

Born: Died: 22/06/2020

Specialty: Radiology

MB Lond 1955, MRCP Edin 1960


Professor G Mundel FRCP Edin

Born: 11/07/1921 Died:

Specialty: Paediatrics/Community Child Health

MB Wits 1944, MRCP Edin 1949


Dr HV Sardesai FRCP Edin

Born: 10/04/1933 Died: 15/03/2020

Specialty: General Internal Medicine

MB Mumbai, MD Mumbai 1959, MRCP Edin 1960 Neur


Dr RB MacKay FRCP Edin

Born: 30/07/1921 Died: 22/06/2020

Specialty: Paediatrics/Community Child Health

MB Edin 1944, DCH 1952, MD Edin 1954, MA (Arabic) Edin 1990


Dr MF Whitfield FRCP Edin

Born: 29/10/1946 Died:

Specialty: Neonatology

MB Edin 1970, DObstRCOG Lond 1972, DCH Lond 1974, MD Edin 1981


Dr JM Williamson FRCP Edin

Born: 08/03/1931 Died: 28/02/2020

Specialty: General Internal Medicine

MB Glasg 1953, MRCP Edin 1962 Alim Dis


Dr LA Qureshi FRCP Edin

Born: 11/09/1940 Died:

Specialty: General Internal Medicine

MB Punjab 1962, MRCP Edin 1968


Dr TK Banerjee FRCP Edin

Born: 03/011/1940 Died: 31/07/2020

Specialty: General Internal Medicine

MB Kolkata 1965


Dr SP Singh FRCP Edin

Born: 04/04/1932 Died: 10/03/2020

Specialty: Cardiovascular Medicine

MB Lucknow 1954, MRCP Edin 1959


Dr SM Kong FRCP Edin

Born: 16/06/1936 Died: 01/08/2020

Specialty: General Internal Medicine

MB Hong Kong 1963


Professor RS Williams CBE FRCP Edin

Born: 28/08/1931 Died: 26/07/2020

Specialty: Gastroenterology

MB Soton 1953, MD Lond 1960


Dr O Seriki FRCP Edin

Born: 22/09/1926 Died: 31/08/2020

Specialty: Paediatrics/Community Child Health

MB Edin 1955, DCH 1961, MRCP Edin 1965 Child Life


Professor J C Azubuike FRCP Edin

Born: 15/08/1939 Died: 21/08/2020

Specialty: Paediatrics/Community Child Health

SEM Bonn 1964


Dr D Femi-Pearse FRCP Edin

Born: Died:

General Internal Medicine

MB Aberd 1959, MRCP Edin 1964 Trop Med