Mollie McGeownBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7487.365 (Published 10 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:365
Founder of the Northern Ireland Renal Service
Mollie McGeown overcame gender prejudice in 1950s Northern Ireland medicine to build a career that changed the lives of thousands of people affected by kidney failure.
After completing an MD thesis on endocarditis followed by a PhD in biochemistry, she was awarded a five year Medical Research Council fellowship and went on to develop an international reputation in calcium metabolism, hyperparathyroidism, and kidney stone disease.
In 1959 she was appointed to set up a …