Obituaries

Dorothy Trump

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5184 (Published 10 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5184
  1. Alison Tonks

Dorothy Trump, known to friends family and colleagues as Dot, grew up in Stockton on Tees, the daughter of two social workers from whom she inherited an enduring sense of social justice. Dot was an active member of the labour party and campaigned enthusiastically during the Thatcher years and beyond. After sixth form college in Stockton, she studied medicine at Downing College, Cambridge, completed her clinical studies at the Royal London Hospital, and graduated in 1988.

A career in genetics began in earnest at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School (Hammersmith Hospital), where she spent three years in pursuit of the gene defect for X-linked hypophosphataemic rickets, and worked with others on mapping the first draft of the human genome. Her work there gained …

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