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Biographical entry Roberts, John Lloyd (1863 - 1932)

MRCS 10 May 1888; FRCS 11 June 1891; BA BSc MB London 1888; MD 1890; BS 1891; LRCP 1888; MRCP 1900.

23 January 1863
Llanrwst, Wales
3 September 1932
Anatomist and Physician


Born at Llanrwst, North Wales, on 23 January 1863, the eldest son of Lloyd Roberts, corn merchant, and Jane Pierce, his wife. He was educated at Llanrwst Grammar School, at Wesley College, Sheffield, and at Guy's Hospital. At the University of London he obtained honours in medicine, obstetric medicine, physiology, physics, and organic and inorganic chemistry in 1888, and at Guy's Hospital he was president of the Physical Society, house physician, resident obstetric officer, and clinical editor of the Guy's Hospital Gazette.

Settling in Liverpool he became physician to the Stanley Hospital and to the Royal Southern Hospital, 1 January 1904, and lecturer and examiner in clinical medicine and lecturer in medical applied anatomy in the University. When the Territorial medical service was established he accepted a commission as captain in July 1908, and when war began in August 1914 he was called up with the rank of major to serve with the First Western General Hospital, afterwards being placed in charge of the neurological section of the Alderhey Special Military Hospital. He married in 1893 Maude Rose Watts, who survived him with one daughter. He died on 3 September 1932, having retired from active practice in 1924.

Pericolitis sinistra. Lpool med-chir J 1908, 28, 279.
Case of tetanus. Ibid 1909, 29, 323.
Rupture of aortic aneurysm into superior vena cava. Ibid 1910, 30, 96. Ankylostomiasis. Med Press, 1906, 133, 355.
Early symptoms of mediastinal tumours. Lancet, 1912, 2, 1714.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury, 15 September 1932; information given by Mrs Roberts].

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