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Mollie McGeown

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:365

Founder of the Northern Ireland Renal Service

Mollie McGeown overcame gender prejudice in 1950s Northern Ireland medicine to build a career that changed the lives of thousands of people affected by kidney failure.

After completing an MD thesis on endocarditis followed by a PhD in biochemistry, she was awarded a five year Medical Research Council fellowship and went on to develop an international reputation in calcium metabolism, hyperparathyroidism, and kidney stone disease.

In 1959 she was appointed to set up a …

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