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Elizabeth Joan Stokes

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 29 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2329
  1. Geoff Ridgway,
  2. Brian Harrison

    Dr Elizabeth Joan Stokes (“Joan”) died on 28 January 2010 aged 97. Dr Stokes steered the specialty of clinical microbiology from its emergence from mainstream pathology in the 1960s to a discipline in its own right. Joan graduated from University College Hospital Medical School in 1937, obtaining MB BS and LRCP MRCS. Following house appointments and a casualty medical officer post at UCH she was briefly in general practice. After obtaining MRCP in 1939, Joan returned to UCH in 1940 as registrar to Sir Thomas Lewis and to the medical unit. UCH was evacuated to Cardiff in …

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