Ruth Gilly ArthurBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5520 (Published 10 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5520
- Anne Hampton, Nicola Smith, Posy Greany
Although Ruth Gilly Arthur came from a distinguished line of doctors, she was determined to find her own path in the medical profession. Excelling at Nottingham University medical school, she made the most of the intercalated BMed Sci to undertake research in Zimbabwe into iodine deficiency disorders. This ignited a lifelong enthusiasm for working in Africa and worldwide travel.
Gilly graduated with a first, and, after house jobs in Nottingham and Manchester, she worked in Wellington, New Zealand, for a year. She then went …