Lives of the fellows

David Edwards

b.1 August 1924 d.27 October 2003
MB BS Lond(1947) MRCP(1951) DMRD(1955) FFR(1958) FRCP(1969)

David Edwards was director of the department of radiology at University College Hospital (UCH), London. He was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, the son of John Oliver Edwards, a farmer and butcher, and Rhoda Margaret née Evans, the daughter of a master mariner. He was educated at Ammanford Grammar School and then went to St Bartholomew’s in London to study medicine, qualifying in 1947.

In 1950, he was a medical registrar at Swansea General Hospital. From 1951 to 1953, he served in the RAMC as a major, medical specialist and officer in charge of the medical division of the British Military Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, in what was then Malaya.

Following his demobilisation, he was a research assistant in the Institute of Urology, University of London. He became a senior radiological registrar at UCH, and was then appointed as a consultant radiologist, subsequently becoming director of the department. He was also a consultant to the London Chest Hospital. He wrote on pyelonephritis and bladder neck obstruction, and contributed a chapter on the urinary tract in David Sutton’s [Munk’s Roll, Vol.XII, web] Textbook of radiology (Edinburgh, E & S Livingstone Ltd, 1969).

In 1949 he married Margaret Patricia Rhys Evans. His wife and three daughters, Siân, Susan and Iona, survived him. His son, Oliver, predeceased him.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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