Elizabeth Mary Helen VeitchBMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e904 (Published 09 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e904
- Alex Watson,
- Anne Ramsay
Elizabeth Mary Helen Veitch (“Mary”) had recently established herself as a partner in Springfield Medical Practice in Arbroath, but during that short time immersed herself in the practice and community.
Mary was born and brought up in Leicestershire, and her talent for music was apparent at a young age. She was enormously gifted as a violinist, and, although she trained as a classical player, her eclectic musical interests led her to be active in the folk scene in later life. She could easily have pursued a professional career in music, but her vocation led her to medicine and she qualified at the …