Norah Helen Colquhoun ClarkeBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2647 (Published 24 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2647
- James Clarke
Norah Helen Colquhoun Clarke (“Auntie Norah”) had a great zest for life. An excellent listener, she became so absorbed in everything she did that she was invariably late. Described by all who knew her as great fun to be with, her intrepid sense of adventure led her to the Belgian Congo.
Born on the 18 July 1914, she was brought up in Derby, the daughter of a much respected general practitioner in the city. She trained at the Royal Free Hospital, where she was awarded the dean’s medal for “skill with the eye, the ear, and the hand in clinical medicine.”
After qualification in 1937, she carried out various house jobs in London and Birmingham, …