Respiratory Medicine
Designatory Letters: 
MB Edin 1956, MRCP Edin 1959


Dr Julian Clive John Lloyd Bath was born in Blackheath, London, on 3 September 1931, to Henry and Julie (née Long Price) Bath. He was the second of four sons. His early childhood was at Talley near Llandeilo, and granted a bursary (I think), he went to Christ College, Brecon, about 1943. Soon he excelled at rugby and worked hard to study medicine, at Edinburgh, in 1949. He graduated about 1955 and then was a Junior Doctor, working in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, with Professor John Crofton, on a cure for TB. He played rugby, briefly, for Llanelli, before playing for Edinburgh University and, latterly, scrum half for Edinburgh Wanderers. He met his wife, Elizabeth T Morrison, a student nurse, in 1956 and they were married on 6 August 1958. After National Service, in Hanover, Germany, 1959–60, Julian returned, with his wife and two infant sons, to work, once again, in Edinburgh. There he gained his Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and later became a Fellow. In 1968, he became a Consultant at Bolton District General Hospital, opening up a Coronary Care Unit.

In 1974, the family, by now five sons, returned to settle again in Scotland and Julian was working at Law Hospital, Carluke, as well as examining for the Royal College. Examining took him all over the world including Libya, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Pakistan.

In 1996, he retired from full-time medicine but expanded his examining work and took up a 'Locum Job', as a Consultant of Geriatric Ward, in Monklands. He also did compensation work for miners and became very active in PROBUS.

He loved gardening, family life, dog walking and caring for his beloved wife, in her later years. He was very devoted to the Church and a true Christian. May he rest in peace.