Sir Robert Jones (Part 1)

An article about Sir Robert Jones on our website is long overdue.

Welsh Orthopedic surgery Robert Jones

Welsh Orthopedic surgery Robert Jones (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Born in Rhyl, he is surely our most famous son.  He was the founder of modern orthopaedic surgery, served the sick, the maimed and the crippled of Liverpool and North Wales for over fifty years, and is revered by the medical profession as one of the great doctors of all time.

After his death the Dean and Chapter of Liverpool Cathedral extended to him the highest and most enduring tribute within the power of any city or community.  “In view of the great services rendered to humanity at large by the work of Sir Robert Jones, as a pioneer, teacher, and practitioner of orthopaedic surgery; of the affectionate bestowal of his skill on suffering children; and of the devotion of his genius to the care of soldiers and sailors of the Great War, the Dean and Chapter of Liverpool offer for his remains a resting place in this Cathedral”

On the wall in Rhyl Library (upstairs) there are plaques on the wall:

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One article could not do justice to the life and work of Sir Robert Jones, so the intention is to run a series of articles in the new year under the category “Sir Robert Jones”.  Included will be his family’s history in Rhyl and the connection to the bonesetters of Anglesey (a talk about which was recently given to the club by Mr George Whittingham).  Also his life, his career, and his association with Dame Agnes Hunt – the main source of reference being  “The Life of Sir Robert Jones” by Frederick Watson.

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