b.2 March 1920 d.19 February 1993
MRCS LRCP(1943) MB BS Lond(1943) MRCP(1949) MD(1950) FRCP(1981)
Raymond Griffith-Evans was born in Nefyn, in the Lleyn Peninsula of Wales. His father, Simon, was a general practitioner in Nefyn who died when Raymond was 10 years old. His mother was a minister’s daughter. Raymond was educated at Epsom College and University College Hospital, University of London. He played rugby football as a wing-forward both for his school and his college. He was also a keen amateur boxer, his boxing ability being recognized by the many cups he won.
After qualification he joined the RAMC and by the end of hostilities he held the rank of captain. Following registration posts in general medicine and chest medicine, and a senior registrar post in general medicine at Paddington Hospital, he returned to Wales as an assistant chest physician in Glan Ely Hospital. He developed an increasing interest and involvement in the adjacent geriatric medical services and in 1961 was appointed consultant in geriatric medicine to Mid Glamorgan Health Authority.
Griffith-Evans was a confirmed bachelor and a highly cultivated man, with a wide knowledge of the history of the major personalities of Wales over the centuries. His fine appreciation of music gave pleasure to others as well as to himself.
M S John Pathy
(Volume IX, page 214)
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