Joza (“Josephine”) Bruegel

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 20 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:968

Former general practitioner London (b 1915; q London 1942), d 20 June 2005.

Joza Bruegel began her medical studies in Prague, but decided to move to England after she was asked to provide a certificate of Aryan origin going back three generations. She never saw her parents again, since both perished in the Holocaust. She continued her studies at the Royal Free, London, and worked as a general practitioner and in sexual health in north London, and as a casualty officer at the Whittington Hospital. Joza joined the Camden Society for Mental Health, which later became Mind, and was also a founder member of the National Schizophrenia Society. She leaves two children.

[Christopher Donovan]


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