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Volume 50: Issue 4: 2020
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J R Coll Physicians Edinb 2020; 50: 463



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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.


Dr PDV Meiring FRCP Edin

Born: 17/04/1929 Died: 04/05/2019

Specialty: General Internal Medicine

MB Wits 1951, MRCP Edin 1962


Dr P M Barnes FRCP Edin

Born: 10/05/1937 Died: 10/11/2020

Specialty: Paediatrics/Community Child Health

MB Edin 1956, DCH Glasg 1960, DObstRCOG Lond 1962, MRCP Edin 1967 Child Life


Professor J D Cash CBE FRCP Edin

Born: 03/04/1936 Died: 08/12/2020

Specialty: Haematology

MB Edin 1961, MRCP Edin 1964 Renal, PhD Edin 1965


Dr A J Chaudhury FRCP Edin

Born: 10/11/1943 Died: 06/05/2019

Specialty: Dermatology

MB Dhaka 1968, DipDerm Wales 1992, DipTher Ncle 1994, DFFP 1995


Dr C M Dennehy FRCP Edin

Born: 29/12/1931 Died: 16/08/2020

Specialty: Psychiatry

MB Otago 1955, MRCP Edin 1960 Endoc, DPM 1961


Dr H H Gebbie FRCP Edin

Born: 22/10/1930 Died: 30/09/2020

Specialty: General Practice/Primary Care

MB Glasg 1953


Dr R A Harkness FRCP Edin

Born: 13/11/1931 Died: 20/08/2020

Specialty: Clinical Chemistry/Chemical Pathology

MB Edin 1955, MRCP Edin 1958, PhD Edin 1962, CChem RSC 1980


Dr L N Joshi FRCP Edin

Born: 12/03/1963 Died: 08/12/2020

Specialty: Cardiovascular Medicine

MBBS Nepal 1991, MD Dhaka 2001


Dr R B MacKay FRCP Edin

Born: 30/07/1921 Died:

Specialty: Paediatrics/Community Child Health

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


Professor G Mundel FRCP Edin

Born: 11/07/1921 Died:

Specialty: Paediatrics/Community Child Health

MB Wits 1944, MRCP Edin 1949, DCH


Dr D A Player FRCP Edin

Born: 02/04/1927 Died: 02/10/2020

Specialty: Public/Community Health/Epidemiology

MB Glasg 1950, DPH 1959, MRCP Edin 1977, CAP III,5


Dr W Ramsahoye FRCP Edin

Born: 30/03/1942 Died: 01/12/2020

Specialty: Neurology

MB Camb 1967


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 R G Spector FRCP Edin

Born: 27/08/1931 Died: 11/08/2020

Specialty: Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics

MB Leeds 1956, MRCP Edin 1959, MD Leeds 1962, PhD Lond 1964, DipBiochem Lond 1966