Friday, September 21, 2007

Dr Gwyn Thomas, ex patient 1941

Dr Gwyn Thomas (centre) with his wife (right) and sister at the Patients Reunion

Dr Thomas is a retired consultant living in Norfolk. He was in Craig-y-nos for six months as a six year old in 1941. He was found to be a diptheria carrier and he was placed in an isolation hospital. His parents were forbidden to have any contact with him and the only way they knew if he was dead or alive was by consulting the local newspaper which carried a list each week of childrens progress.

It was Dr Thomas who first alerted us to the fact that gastric lavages were injected into guinea pigs.
If they survived then they knew we were cured!

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