March 7th, 2018 - Professor Robert OWEN FRCS OBE.
It is with the deepest regret that we report the death, aged 96, of Professor Robert Owen, orthopaedic surgeon at Liverpool University. Born near Pwllheli, he graduated from Guys Hospital and after a period in the RAF, was appointed to Liverpool. Among his many achievements was his special interest in paediatric disabilities, particularly, internationally, in treating scoliosis in children. Professor Owen had been a President of the Society and was a prominent contributor to its meetings. Together with colleagues from North Wales, he established the Welsh Museum of Health and Medicine and became the first Chairman of its Trustees. In 1990, he was awarded the OBE for services to medicine.
April 10th, 2015 - Dr John Hedley Cule.
It is with the deepest regret that we report the death of Dr John Cule of Capel Dewi, Llandysul, aged 95. He was, for many years, an honorary Lecturer to the Welsh National School of Medicine in the History of Medicine and a founder member of this Society.
July 20th 2014 - Professor Sir William ASSCHER MD FRCP
We are very sorry to announce the death of Professor Asscher at the age of 83. Professor Asscher was Principal and Professor of Medicine, St. George's Hospital Medical School in the University of London, and Honorary consultant Physician to St. George's Hospital, London which he joined in 1988, having previously been, for 23 years, Director of the Institute of Nephrology at Cardiff Royal Infirmary and the University Hospital of Wales. He was President of the Renal Association from 1986 to 1988, Chairman of the Committee on the Review of Medicines of the Department of Health from 1985 to 1987 and of the Committee on Safety of Medicines from 1987 to 1993.He has published several books and over 200 scientific papers. In 1992, he was knighted for services to Medicine.
June 29th, 2012 - Dr Howard E F (Hef) Davies
A son of Bargoed, in the Welsh valleys, Howard Davies commenced his medical studies at Univeristy College Cardiff before winning a scholarship to Guys Hospital where he qualified. He subsequently spent many years in research, predominantly of renal function and disorders of the kidney, becoming a Lecturer in Physiology at University College Cardiff where his efforts to teach generations of medical students endeared him to them all. He subsequently returned to clinical medicine, becoming a consultant gereatrician in St Woolos Hospital, Newport. He worked on after retirement, supporting the staff of the Springfield Unit unil he finally moved to Llanfarian with his wife, Morfydd Owen, a specialist in medieval Welsh manuscripts. Both were enthusiastic supporters of the Society until Howard's death at the age of 88.
March 3rd 2011 - PROFESSOR LES HUGHES
We deeply regret to announce the death of Professor Les Hughes, previously Professor of Surgery at the Welsh National School of Medicine. Professor Hughes was a founder member of this Society and remained active until ill health intervened. He and his wife, Marian, moved to Winchester to be closer to their family. He will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held at Llanishen Baptist Chapel during th afternoon of June 8th 2011.
February 27 2011 - Dr Peter THOMAS MD
It is with deep regret that we report the death of Dr Peter Thomas of Llysworney in the Vale of Glamorgan. Peter was a founder member of this Society, a much loved general practitioner, anaesthetist, poet, raconteur, historian and lynch-pin of the Royal College of General Practitioners in Wales. He was 92.
June 2010 - NEW EQUIPMENT
The HOMSW has recently purchased its own PC laptop loaded with Microsoft Office (including Powerpoint), a data projector, together with a larger, more durable projection screen and the necessary cables to enable us to use venues that would not otherwise be suitable.We retain the portable sound system but we do not have an induction loop for the very hard of hearing. Should we make that investment? Contact us.