Barbara Burford


Born
in Jamaica
December 09, 1944

Died
February 20, 2010


She was born in Jamaica, where she was raised by her grandmother until she was seven. In 1955 she moved with her family to London, where she was educated at Dalston county grammar school and studied medicine at London University.

Barbara joined the NHS in 1964, specialising in electron microscopy in postgraduate teaching hospitals, before leading a team at the Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. She ran the pulmonary vascular laboratory there for several years during the 1980s. Working with Sheila Haworth, her team was central to several breakthroughs in heart and lung transplant surgery for infants and children.

During her years in London, Barbara was active in feminist politics and wrote plays, poetry, s
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