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BMJ. 2007 November 24; 335(7629): 1101.
PMCID: PMC2094198

David Kermac Macmeikan Thomas

David Kermac Macmeikan Thomas (“Kerry”) was an accomplished sportsman, playing in the Junior Championships at Wimbledon in 1947 and rugby for the 1st XV at University College Hospital in addition to a lifelong love of golf. He completed national service in the Gold Coast before settling in general practice in 1958 until retirement in 1993. He lectured for the St John Ambulance for 35 years and was president of the Windsor and District Medical Society. He felt strongly about looking after his own patients, never using a deputising service and doing his own night calls until retirement.

Despite being red/green colour blind Kerry was an expert ornithologist. He enjoyed fly fishing and was very knowledgeable about history, fine wine, and architecture, particularly ecclesiastical. In retirement he travelled widely. He leaves a wife, Tricia, and two sons, Nicholas and Alastair.


Former general practitioner Windsor, Berkshire (b 1929; q University College Hospital, London, 1953; DObstRCOG, MRCGP), died from metastatic carcinoma of the prostate on 9 April 2007.

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