Barnes, Josephine (6 of 8). National Life Stories: Leaders of National Life
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Barnes, Josephine, 1912-1999 (speaker, female)
Abrams, Rebecca (speaker, female)
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.
Obstetrician and gynaecologist. Safer midwifery and women's welfare had been the principal beneficiaries of her career.