Sheila Mary Gray

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 02 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5993
  1. J D Steven

Born in Brundall near Norwich, Sheila Whiteside moved to Glasgow with her Scottish parents at age 13. There she completed her education at Laurelbank School, where she was dux, and Glasgow University, graduating in 1948. After early posts in Glasgow hospitals and mother and child clinics, she stopped practising after marrying the Reverend John R Gray in 1952, devoting herself to family and congregational duties, in Glasgow until 1966, then at Dunblane Cathedral.

She later recorded that, “I am one of those strange beings who enjoyed being the wife of a minister,” and that her priorities were her husband first, followed by her sons, next …

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