Oral history of British science

Barnes, Josephine (1 of 8). National Life Stories: Leaders of National Life

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:31:33

  • Shelf mark

    C408/015

  • Subjects

    Medicine

  • Recording date

    1990-10-24

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, London, UK

  • Interviewees

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

  • Interviewers

    Abrams, Rebecca (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 1: Dame Josephine Alice Mary Barnes (JB) born in Sheringham, Norfolk on 18th of August 1912. Father a chaplain and architect; mother: fellow of Royal College of Organists, musician. Early childhood; Oxford High School and Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford - studied physiology. Mentions Sir Charles Sherrington, Professor of Physiology

  • 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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