Pauline Winifred Lane-Mitchell (née Balmer)BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b361 (Published 03 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b361
- Lauraine M H Vivian
Pauline Lane-Mitchell was an ordinary doctor but in paying tribute to her I would argue that in taking up the medical service required of her as a young doctor in Kenya she became exceptional. She was one of the few remaining doctors who trained under the Kenyan Colonial Service who could remember what it was like training and working in that unique health service. As such, she stands as a role model for many aspiring African doctors. Always quietly dedicated to her profession, she remained at 83 intrigued by medicine …
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