Book ID: CBB159066174

Beulah Bewley: My Life as a Woman and Doctor (2016)


Bewley, Susan (Editor)
Bewley, Beulah (Author)


Publication Date: 2016
Physical Details: 235 pp.
Language: English

Beulah Knox wanted to be a doctor from the age of five and was inspired by her local GP's interest in her and her illnesses, going so far as to allow her to accompany him on home visits in his pony and trap during World War II. Her planned career as a hospital paediatrician was thwarted by emigration, marriage to a psychiatrist, and five children who kept her busy whilst she worked part time in women and children's health for a decade. She retrained as an academic particularly focusing on children's smoking and rose in her second career in Public Health to the top of her profession. She ended up as Honorary Treasurer of the General Medical Council, the highest rank any woman has achieved there, and was made a Dame of the British Empire for her work for women in medicine.

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Review Claire Brock (2017) Review of "Beulah Bewley: My Life as a Woman and Doctor". Social History of Medicine (pp. 249-251). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Stern, Alexandra Minna
Markel, Howard
Stoffregen, Malte H.
Viner, Russell
Baker, Jeffrey P.
Prescott, Heather Munro
Social History of Medicine
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine
Sudhoffs Archiv: Zeitschrift fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology
Economic History Review
Palgrave Macmillan
University of Michigan Press
Juris Druck & Verlag
Reaktion Books
University of California
Manchester University Press
Children's diseases
Public health
Medicine and society
Meierhofer, Marie
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, late
19th century
20th century, early
17th century
21st century
United States
Great Britain

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