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Mary Nicol Finlay

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 17 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1766
  1. Andrew Finlay, Elspeth Edwards

Mary Nicol Finlay (née Peggie; known as “Ray”) was born in Borrowstounness and educated in Bathgate, where she was dux of her year. She studied medicine after her wish to be a vet was vetoed by her father. As a house officer at Edinburgh’s Southern General Hospital, she encountered wounded German prisoners of war and always recalled their poignant singing of …

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