LEWIS, WILLIAM BEVAN (1847 - 1929), alienist

Name: William Bevan Lewis
Date of birth: 1847
Date of death: 1929
Parent: Jane Lewis (née Mansel Bevan)
Parent: William Thomas Lewis
Gender: Male
Occupation: alienist
Area of activity: Medicine
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born at Cardigan 21 May 1847, to William Thomas Lewis (formerly of Trefgarn, Pembrokeshire) 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 died 14 October 1929.


Published date: 1959

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