Oral history of British science
Barnes, Josephine (1 of 8). National Life Stories: Leaders of National Life
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Barnes, Josephine, 1912-1999 (speaker, female)
Abrams, Rebecca (speaker, female)
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
Obstetrician and gynaecologist. Safer midwifery and women's welfare had been the principal beneficiaries of her career.