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Barnes, Josephine (6 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 6: Opinions on negligence. 1948: National Health Service (NHS): effects and implications; Josephine Barnes's opinions. Negligence continued: thalidomide cases and infertility re intrauterine devices. Dabbled in politics: failed stand for nomination in Brixton to Greater London Council. Chaired three maternity studies with Denis Bonham, Professor Neville Butler, James Douglas, Orofessor Chamberlain and Roland Chamberlain: social effects of childbirth; perinatal conditions; care of mothers and babies. 1960s influence of Committee on anaesthetics in childbirth. JB chaired committee to save EGAH. Problems re immigrants patients in 1970s.

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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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