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IN tribute to John Malcolm Morris (VR, October 22, 2011, vol 169, p 447), DBLG writes: Malcolm Morris was born on May 6, 1937, in the mining village of Bedlinog, Glamorgan, where his father was a farmer and butcher and his mother kept the village shop. After attending Bargoed Grammar School, he attended the University of Bristol, from where he graduated in 1960. At Bristol he took an active part in the social and sporting life of both the university and the vet school. He played rugby as a hooker for various university teams, the United Bristol Hospitals and, in his final year, Blagdon RFC.
His first professional employment was with Packer and Michael, his local practice at Ystrad Mynach. In 1963 he moved to work as an assistant at Lostwithiel, Cornwall, but in 1966 he returned to Wales, to Newport. He joined Ian Marr as a partner in the old Chris Pugh practice, where he remained until he joined the Meat Hygiene Service (MHS) in 1995. As a practitioner, Malcolm inspired many potential students …