Llewellyn Jones Llewellyn

Richard Llewellyn Jones Llewellyn (1871 – 19 April 1934) was a Welsh physician and writer.

Llewellyn Jones Llewellyn
Died19 April 1934(1934-04-19) (aged 62–63)
Occupation(s)Physician, writer

Llewellyn was born in Aberystwyth. His father was of Surgeon Major Morris Jones.[1] He obtained his M.B. degree in 1895 and during 1900–1902 was resident medical officer to Bath Royal Mineral Water Hospital.[1] In 1911, he married Hon. Mrs. Crosse of Hulbertson.[2]

Llewellyn was considered an authority on rheumatism. He authored several books on rheumatism and gout with the assistance of his brother Arthur Bassett Jones.[1] In 1912, he was appointed honorary physician to Bath Royal Mineral Water Hospital. He was elected a governor in 1913 and from 1915 to 1922 he served on the committee.[1] He was appointed consulting physician in 1922, a position he held until he died.[1]

Llewellyn authored an influential work entitled Gout, in 1920.[3] He concluded that gout was a disease of civilisation and that it was unknown among "native peoples". He described gout as the "nemesis that overtakes those addicted to luxurious habits and dietetic excesses".[3] He was president of the Balneological and Climatological Section of the Royal Society of Medicine and vice-president of the British Committee on Rheumatism for the International Society of Medical Hydrology.[2] He was a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.[1]

Selected publicationsEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Richard Llewellyn Jones Llewellyn, M.B". The British Medical Journal. 1 (3826): 826–827. 1934. doi:10.1136/bmj.1.3826.826-c. PMC 2445388. PMID 20778251.
  2. ^ a b "Mr. R. Ll. Jones Llewellyn" (PDF). Nature. 133 (3368): 750. 1934. Bibcode:1934Natur.133Q.750.. doi:10.1038/133750a0. S2CID 4053992.
  3. ^ a b Porter, Roy; Rousseau, George. (1998). Gout: The Patrician Malady. Yale University Press. p. 201. ISBN 0-300-08274-6
  4. ^ "Aspects of Rheumatism and Gout: Their Pathogeny, Prevention and Control" (PDF). Nature. 120 (3033): 871. 1927. Bibcode:1927Natur.120..871.. doi:10.1038/120871a0. S2CID 41144995.