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BMJ. 2007 May 5; 334(7600): 959.
PMCID: PMC1865423

William George Grenville Loyn

The death occurred on 1 March of Gren Loyn, aged 83, formerly consultant at Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth.

Gren had been in indifferent health for some years, being troubled by emphysema, and his death came peacefully from a chest infection on St David's day.

He was born in Cardiganshire, the son of the headmaster of Bronant Primary School, where he had his early education; thereafter he attended the Tregaron County School, proceeding to the Middlesex Hospital for medical training and qualifying in 1947. Afterwards, he was called for service in the army, where he had a successful career, and, later, he joined the Territorial Army and received their awards. He maintained his membership of the TAs until restricted by poor health. Early in his career he became consultant anaesthetist at the Whittington Hospital, remaining in this post for several years until he decided to return to his native Wales, becoming consultant anaesthetist at Bronglais Hospital until his retirement. He was the author of several publications—notably, a section on anaesthetics and analgesia in Law and Friedman's Midwifery. He is survived by his wife and three children, one of whom is David Loyn, the well known BBC journalist. Grandchildren and great grandchildren also mourn his death.


Former consultant anaesthetist Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth (b 7 May 1924; q Middlesex Hospital 1947; ERD, TD, FFA RCS), died from a chest infection on 1 March 2007.

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