Pioneering women

Barnes, Josephine (5 of 8). National Life Stories: Leaders of National Life

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:31:19

  • Shelf mark

    C408/015

  • Subjects

    Medicine

  • Recording date

    1990-10-26

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, London, UK

  • Interviewees

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

  • Interviewers

    Abrams, Rebecca (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 5: Describes dire working and domestic conditions in 1930-1950s. 1961-1977: joined Council of Medical Defence Union. Cites Whitehouse versus Jordan compensation case. Worked as Inspector of Nullity: April Ashley case; involved in Pearson Committee.

  • Description

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

  • Related transcripts

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

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