Lives of the fellows

John Wyn Lewis Edwards

b.27 April 1922 d.18 October 2012
MB ChB Liverpool(1945) MD(1950) MRCP(1950) FRCP(1974)

John Wyn Lewis Edwards was a consultant physician in Liverpool specialising in allergy. Born in Liverpool, he was the son of Evan Edwards, a university lecturer, and his wife, Edith Dorothy née Edwards, whose father, John Edwards, was a dairy farmer. Educated at Liverpool College, he studied medicine at Liverpool University and the United Liverpool Hospitals (ULH).

Qualifying in 1945, he joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1946 to do his National Service. He served until 1948 and was demobilised with the rank of surgeon-lieutenant. House jobs followed at the ULH until 1960 when he was appointed consultant physician to the Ormskirk and District Hospital, consultant physician (allergy) to the Liverpool Clinic and consultant allergist to the David Lewis North Hospital. He was a member of the Liverpool Medical Institution and the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Outside medicine he enjoyed golf, sailing dinghies and gardening.

In 1950 he married June Margaret née Vaughan who was the daughter of James Vaughan, a rubber salesman. June and his daughter Ann predeceased him and he was survived by his four other children (including his daughter, Jane Wallbridge-Bruce, seven grand children and twin great grandchildren.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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