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Alison McDonald

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 11 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1601
  1. Jane McCusker,
  2. Sarah Meredith

Alison McDonald came from a family where women’s education and independence were valued. Her professional achievements spanned more than 50 years.

During the second world war she worked in general practice, but in 1949 went to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, first as a student and then as lecturer in public health. Her lifelong interest in the effects of prenatal exposures on …

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