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A Doctor's Story: Life in the Early Years of the NHS

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The intimate memoirs of one of medicine’s most astonishing women.

With gruelling hours, devastating losses and no end of bodily fluids, the life of a junior doctor has never been easy. But for a woman in the 1950s, it was a near impossibility.

One of the very first female doctors to train at St Thomas’ Hospital at a time when women were expected to stay at home and raise
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Kindle Edition, 391 pages
Published October 3rd 2019 by Endeavour Media
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Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
30 Years On - An interesting case.

One of my 99p buys, I found this book an interesting insight to a controversial area of government/professional policy regarding drugs. I had not heard of this specific case, but having studied government policy seeking to deal with e.g. VD cases, and now being involved in ‘the cancer world’ (as a patient), this gives insight into the power struggles and who has the right to determine what is appropriate practice. The author is clearly angry and pushing her
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Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Doctors Story

Really enjoyed reading this book. Learning about Dr Dallas struggles with the GMC. Even though all she was doing was trying to help. I would like to know how her life has changed since. Many thanks
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Ann Dally, English author and psychiatrist. Her controversial treatment of heroin addicts, as part of her Harley Street practice, led to her being examined by the General Medical Council and the National Health Service. She wrote about her experience in A Doctor's Story (1990).