Dr Hugh Morriston Davies' Conversation

Scope and Content

A transcript of a conversation between Dr Hugh Morriston Davies and Sam Jones and Dyfnallt Morgan, both of the B.B.C. The transcript was made prior to a broadcast of a portrait of Dr Davies made in September 1960. Also included are particulars of his career and published works.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr Hugh Morriston Davies, the eminent thoracic surgeon was born in 1879. In 1917 he lost the use of his right hand and had to learn to operate with his left. He died in 1965.

This is how N.P. Naef of the University of Lausanne Medical School, Switzerland describes him : By destiny a surgeon as well as a physician, Morriston Davies was probably the earliest advocate of interdisciplinary teamwork in thoracic medicine.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, September 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 14813

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