E G Gerald RobertsBMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j501 (Published 30 January 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j501
- Geraint Owens
Edwin George Gerald Roberts (“Gerry”) was born in Crosskeys, Monmouthshire. He graduated BSc from the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire before entering medical school. After several resident junior hospital posts in hospitals across south Wales, he returned to Cardiff as registrar in paediatrics to Professor A G (“Pop”) Watkins and was subsequently appointed by the Welsh Regional Hospital Board as the consultant paediatrician at Wrexham in 1950. He was the first paediatrician to be appointed to the Wrexham General Hospital, but his duties initially covered the whole of north Wales—a responsibility he shared with a Bangor based paediatrician, Gwyn Griffith, until Muriel McClean was appointed to Rhyl in 1958.
At Wrexham, Gerry built a reputation for his holistic, multidisciplinary care of disabled children, particularly those with cerebral …