I WAS saddened to hear of the death in a Birmingham nursing home of Mr Alan W Fowler, who was for many years a surgeon at Bridgend General Hospital.

Some readers may have been treated by him. He was a personal friend. On his retirement, Alan gave his services, free, in Guyana until he was 70. He was a brilliant Bible student and wrote several books, including a fascinating one on Genesis 1 called A Drama of Creation. He was an expert on the theory of evolution, and was also adept at exposing its flaws, all of which was done in the most courteous manner.

Tom McCarthy Gaer Park Parade Newport