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NEWS / ANNOUNCEMENTS:

January 26th 2019 - Dr Tom G Davies, Consultant Psychiatrist FRCPsych
It is with great regret that we announce the death of Dr Tom Davies, previously Consultant Psychiatrist in Swansea. During his illustrious academic life, he was Honorary Research Associate, University of Oxford Welcome History of Medicine Unit, Tutor in History of Medicine at Cardiff and Apothecaries Society Lecturer in both Cardiff and Swansea. His lectures to the History of Medicine Society of Wales, of which he had been President, were remembered with admiration for both his academia and delivery.

8th April 2018 - Professor Geraint M Roberts, CBE MD FRCP FRCR
It is with deepest regret that we record the death, after a short illness, of Professor Roberts. He assumed the Chair in Medical Imaging of the WNSM in 1988 and was awarded the CBE for services to Medicine in 1997 following his appointment as Dean of the University of Wales College of Medicine. He travelled widely and was a dedicated teacher and mentor to many trainee radiologists at home and abroad. He will be remembered for his warm and welcoming personality and his networking skills.

March 7th, 2018 - Professor Robert OWEN OBE FRCS .
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.

January 17th, 2018 - Dr John Edward James (Eddie) Davies
It is with particular sorrow that we report the death of Eddie. Dr Eddie Davies was a GP in Cerrigydrudion and became president of HOMSW in 2011. His committment to the workers in the slate industry resulted in him writing 'The North Wales Quarry Hospitals and the Welfare of the Quarrymen' which was translated into several languages. He was the long serving editor of the Welsh-language medical journal, 'Cennad'. He wrote his autobiography in his native Welsh; 'O'r Llechi i'r Cerrig'. His particular interest in historical artifacts resulted in him being the first archivist of the Welsh Museum of Health and Medicine.

A
pril 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.