Intended for healthcare professionals


Elizabeth Gentles Sloan

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 19 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5628
  1. Melanie Sloan, Robin Sloan, Evelyn Wood

Elizabeth Gentles Sloan (née Higgins and known as “Betty”) was born on 22 December 1914 at home in Bathgate, West Lothian. Her father was minister of Dawson Memorial Church, Kirkcowan, and she underwent her secondary education at Douglas Ewart High School, Newton Stewart.

She enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine at Edinburgh University in September 1933. Her degree course was supported by a Carnegie scholarship.

As a student from 1933 to 1935, she resided in the Church of Scotland hostel Lister House on the Mound, in a six bedded dormitory. From 1935 to …

View Full Text

Log in

Log in through your institution


* For online subscription