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LEWIS , WILLIAM BEVAN ( 1847 - 1929 ), alienist ;

b. at Cardigan 21 May 1847 , to William Thomas Lewis (formerly of Trefgarn, Pembs. ) and Jane ( Mansel Bevan ) his wife, and educated at Cardigan and Guy's hospital . He practised medicine at Burry Port for four years, and then joined the staff of the West Riding Asylum at Wakefield , where he remained for thirty-five years, eventually becoming its medical director . For twenty-five years, too, he was connected with what has now become the University of Leeds , and latterly was professor of mental diseases there. He d. [14 Oct.] 1929 .


  • T. Iorwerth Jones in The Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion , 1932-3 , with a list of his books and papers;
  • [ Who was who? ].


Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959