Joan Mary Davidson

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 13 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f578
  1. Clare Stephenson,
  2. Lis Davidson,
  3. Louise Hartley

Joan Davidson embarked on her medical studies at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, at the outbreak of the second world war. Her postgraduation travels took her to Yale, to study Mandarin. Her plans of practising in China, however, were thwarted by world events. She reluctantly settled on joining the Church Missionary Society to …

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