British Medical Journal/1924/John McCaw
JOHN McCAW, M.D.,
Physician, Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.
It is with much regret that the announcement of the death of Dr. McCaw has been received in Belfast and Ulster. He had an illness about a year ago, and underwent a serious operation; from this he made a wonderful recovery and resumed his work. A short illness, however, proved fatal on February 22nd.
After studying medicine in Belfast he obtained the diplomas of L.R.C.P. and S.Ed. in 1879, and graduated M.D. of the Royal University of Ireland in 1883. Dr. McCaw's chief work was in the Queen Street Hospital for Sick Children, where he had been physician for forty-two years; and only a few weeks ago he was appointed a vice-president. He was also examiner and clinical lecturer in children's diseases in the Queen's University of Belfast, and he contributed several articles to the British Medical Journal and other professional journals. His little book, Aids to Diseases of Children, ran through five editions.
He was of a retiring nature, and several times refused the presidency of the local medical societies; but in the session of 1907–08 he held office as President of the Belfast Division of the British Medical Association and President of the Ulster Medical Society.
Dr. McCaw was much respected by many, both in the profession and among the public, and was beloved by all who had the privilege of his personal friendship. He leaves a widow and a son, Dr. Ivan McCaw, who was severely wounded in the war but is happily now nearly recovered; and deep sympathy is felt with them.