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William Linford Llewelyn Rees

educator , psychiatrist

William Linford Llewelyn Rees, Welsh psychiatrist, educator. Decorated Commander Order British Empire; freeman City of London.


Rees, William Linford Llewelyn was born on October 24, 1914 in Burry Port, Wales. Son of Edward Parry and Mary (John) Rees.


Bachelor of Science, University Wales, 1935, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 1938, Doctor of Medicine 1943, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1981. Doctor of Science, University London, 1978.


Regional advisory in psychiatry, Wales and Monmouthshire, 1948-1954. Consultant physician Maudsley and Bethlem Royal Hospitals, 1954-1966. Physician in charge department psychological medicine St. Bartholomew's Hospital, since 1959.

Professor psychiatry University London, 1966-1980, professor emeritus, since 1980.


  • Author: A Short Textbook of Psychiatry, 3d edition, 1982. Editor: Anxiety in Comprehensive Medical Care, 1973. Contributor 250 articles to professional journals.


Fellow British Medical Association, Royal College Psychiatrists (honorary), American Psychiatric Association (distinguished). Member Swedish Psychiatric Association, Venezuelan Society Psychiatry and Neurology, Institute Group Analysis, American College Psychiatrists, Pakistan Psychiatric Association, others. Club: Athenaeum.


Married Catherine Magdalen Thomas, June 15, 1940. Children– David, Angharad, Vaughan, Catrin.

Edward Parry Rees

Mary (John) Rees

Catherine Magdalen Thomas

David Rees

Angharad Rees

Vaughan Rees

Catrin Rees