Pioneering women

Barnes, Josephine (3 of 8). National Life Stories: Leaders of National Life

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    Interviewee's home, London, UK

  • Interviewees

    Barnes, Josephine, 1912-1999 (speaker, female)

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    Abrams, Rebecca (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 3: worked with David Maxwell, Obstetrician at Windsor. Mentions outbreak of World War Two. 1939: Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons; work at Samaritan H with Clifford White; Queen Charlotte's in Marylebone then Hammersmith. London during Blitz. Meeting and marrying Brian Warren, 1942. Moving to Oxford: Radcliffe Infirmary, Maternity Home, Ruskin College maternity unit. Improvements in medicine and treatment.

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    Obstetrician and gynaecologist. Safer midwifery and women's welfare had been the principal beneficiaries of her career.

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    Dame Josephine Barnes interviewed by Rebecca Abrams: full transcript of the interview

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