Anne Maguire

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 17 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7230
  1. Jacqueline Lane

Anne Maguire, who has died aged 90, was a Harley Street physician, a remarkable healer, an eminent Jungian analyst, and a gifted teacher. A specialist dermatologist, she trained in London and Paris, and then became an analytical psychologist, trained at the C G Jung Institute in Zurich. Famous for her unsurpassed skill as a master Jungian analyst in the tradition of the Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology, Carl Gustav Jung, she published widely and lectured internationally in addition to her dedicated work in both Harley Street and the north of England.

Anne Maguire was born on 2 March 1921 in Preston, Lancashire, where her father, of Northern Irish ancestry, ran a property company. Brought up in the village of Bay Horse, Lancashire, Anne decided at an early age that she wanted to study medicine, and just after the outbreak of the second world war she attended the medical school of the Royal Free Hospital in London, where she remained throughout the war. After qualifying as a doctor she went to a prestigious northern teaching hospital to work with eminent physician Cyril Astley Clark, specialisng in pure medicine.

However, she thought it would be interesting and challenging to both study and research dermatology since at that time the causes of so many dermatoses, often protracted illnesses, were unknown, so that cures were usually quite rare, especially before the advent of corticosteroids. She returned to London to St John’s Institute of Dermatology and later to Guy’s Hospital, where she remained for a considerable time. This was during the late 1950s and early 1960s, when she was the first woman to be appointed to the post of registrar and later to senior registrar to the department of dermatology.

While engaged in several research programmes she was awarded the prestigious Ratclyffe Crocker …

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