Ralph Meyrick Emrys-RobertsBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39337.601215.BE (Published 20 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:619
- A N Crowther
Meyrick Emrys-Roberts has been credited with saving the cottage hospitals of the United Kingdom at a time when Enoch Powell, as minister of health, was determined to close them all down as uneconomic.
Meyrick was the fifth child of the professor of pathology at Cardiff, and after training and serving as house physician at St Thomas' Hospital he joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and was posted to Sierra Leone. He returned to St Thomas' as resident pathologist for three years, but decided …