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BMJ. 2007 June 16; 334(7606): 1279.
PMCID: PMC1892512

Robert John Jameson

Robert Jameson, a much loved general practitioner in Bath for 33 years, died at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, on 18 April after a long period of deteriorating health.

In 1951 he was appointed to a singlehanded practice in Bath after working in hospital as an obstetric registrar. Obstetrics remained important to him throughout his career. His practice was the first in Bath to have a health visitor and practice nurse.

In his practice he observed a large family with “nail patellar” syndrome, and in 1956 published a paper with two co-authors in the Annals of Human Genetics on the linkage of this syndrome to ABO blood grouping.

A founder member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, he contributed greatly to patient care and the medical community. His gracious manner endeared him to patients—some still asked about him after 22 years of retirement.

He had a deep Christian faith and was active in church life.


Former general practitioner Bath (b 1917; q London 1943), d 18 April 2007.

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