Esther Christine Jessen

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 07 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4468
  1. David Crawford

Christine (the “e” was pronounced as in Christina) was born in Shanghai, China, the daughter of a German mother and a Danish businessman and the eldest of seven children. She was brought up speaking English and German in Hong Kong before returning to Denmark to complete her secondary education. After working a gap year as an auxiliary nurse in Switzerland, she came to the London Hospital, where she trained as a physiotherapist. After qualifying she enrolled at Newcastle University to study medicine, where she met her first husband. She gave birth …

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