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Trevor Lloyd DaviesGeorge Roy GreenGeorge Michael KanePatrick James Thompson MillenTom Pickles PattinsonJohn Maitland (“Johnny”) Watermeyer

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7151.150 (Published 11 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:150

Trevor Lloyd Davies


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Occupational physician (b 1909; q St Thomas's (university gold medal) 1932; MD, FRCP; QHP), d 1 May 1998. Appointed resident assistant physician at St Thomas's Hospital in 1935, he changed to industrial medicine two years later, working at Boots, where he wrote several papers and in the immediate postwar years an influential book on industrial medicine. In 1953 he went to Singapore as professor of social medicine and public health. A Rockefeller scholarship enabled him to travel widely in north America and the Far East, where he came to understand the relation between the needs for medical care and the systems to meet them. Such understanding allowed him to take a clear and unusually broad view in his next job as senior medical inspector of factories in Britain. Clearly he had to clear out a lot of dead wood, but it was to Lloyd Davies's credit that he saw more deeply, conceiving the idea of a modern occupational health service able to give advice across the full range of activities of the Department of Employment. His vision was to set up an Employment Medical Advisory Service. …

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