Gareth Hughes

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 27 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6463
  1. Gwenno Hughes

Gareth Hughes, or Gags as he was known to his school friends, was born in Caernarfon. It was often said that petrol ran in his veins, such was his love of motor cars, an obsession inherited from his father. Gareth’s career, however, was firmly fixed in medicine from a young age. He studied medicine at Liverpool and on graduating did his national service with the Royal Army Medical corps in Germany. On his return to his beloved Wales, he continued his training under the guidance of Emyr Jones, a much respected physician at the C & A Hospital in Bangor. Gareth often spoke of his debt to Dr Emyr, who was also his father in law, and a firm friendship grew between them.

Having graduated as consultant physician Gareth turned his …

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