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BMJ. 2007 September 15; 335(7619): 569.
PMCID: PMC1976503

Terence Frederick Seaman

Terence Seaman (“Terry”) took up practice in Rugby in 1971. After the death of his senior partner, he with his other junior partner amalgamated with another practice to become one of the town's largest practices. For many years the branch surgery was located in his own home. With an interest in administration and an eye for the small print, Terry was the brainchild of the new branch surgery when it was moved to the centre of the village. He was also the prime mover in establishing the practice as a first wave fund holder. In doing so, he ensured that improvements for practice patients also found their way to the rest of the townsfolk. For many years he was a representative on the local medical council.

Terry retired in 1998 owing to poor health, but he bore his tribulations with great stoicism. In his final weeks he refused hospital admission in order to be present at his daughter's wedding. He was unable to give her away but was present on the day. He leaves a wife, Denise, and his two children, Duncan and Justinia.


Former general practitioner Rugby, Warwickshire (b 1942; q St Thomas's Hospital 1966), died after a long illness on 2 August 2007.

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