Well said, yes his last words on the list were indeed to Rowley at the end
of July. I didn't know him very well off the list, but his presence on the
list was nothing short of remarkable, and I remember missing that when he
left for most of last year.
And Mike, I don't know if his early death was anything to do with work (I
don't wish to pry into the details) but, suffice it to say, I get the
impression he didn't have much of a life outside of work because of
departmental pressures. And that makes me somewhat bitter, to say the least,
and if his hospital managers suffer in the next few months because of his
absence, then the word schadenfreude surely springs to mind. That really
does upset me.
Reading some of his old mail from the late 90s makes you not sure whether to
laugh or to cry: he really was a remarkable wit with an irrepressible sense
of fun; you could compile a book just on those musings alone. Well, the man
who brought us "Trick and Treat" just cannot be replaced. This list will be
a poorer place without him.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rowley Cottingham" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 8:06 PM
Subject: Re: [ACAD-AE-MED] Danny McGeehan
> Owing to the vagaries of the internet from Italy via a mobile phone link,
> don't think my valedictions on Danny ever reached the list. I send my
> condolences to his family - Danny was a true doctor's doctor who worked
> harder than anyone I know. Somehow, he got hold of my home phone number
> he'd ring every so often. I was always so pleased to hear from him - a man
> whose greatest criticism was for the "quasi academics" and whose greatest
> love was for the job he did so well.
> His last words to me on the list were, as ever, warm and congratulatory,
> "May the strong winds always blow behind you." Thanks, Danny, and rest in
> very well deserved but far too early peace.
> Best wishes
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Accident and Emergency Academic List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ray
> Sent: 15 September 2005 18:45
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Danny McGeehan
> I thought colleagues would want to know about Danny McGeehan's death last
> week whilst walking in Scotland. We were senior registrars together in
> Yorkshire. He contributed regularly to the list over the years.
> He was an A&E Consultant at Stafford. UK
> Ray McGlone