Arthur Llewellyn LloydBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6589 (Published 04 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6589
- Ian McKim Thompson, Fiona Brookes
Arthur Llewellyn Lloyd was born in Birmingham. He was educated at Bishop Vesey’s School, Sutton Coldfield, and Birmingham Medical School. His ambition to become a doctor could be traced back to his early teens, when he had two six month debilitating bouts of rheumatic fever—which confined him to bed in the preantibiotic era.
After house jobs at the General Hospital Birmingham, he was posted to Malaysia in 1952 with the Royal Army Medical Corps to serve his two years of national service. He married Barbara Eades, a fellow doctor, during his three weeks of embarkation leave. With his affable and gregarious personality, he made lifelong friends in the RAMC, including the future director general of army medical services, Lieutenant General Sir Alexander Drummond, with whom he shared an abiding passion for the Order of St John.
On his return in 1954, Llew joined his wife, Barbara, in general practice in inner city Small Heath. Barbara …