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Cynthia Lucas

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 19 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7780
  1. Siobhan Hassim, Oona Hassim, John Osborne

Cynthia Lucas was born in Merthyr Tydfil, the oldest of five children. A very talented child from a young age, she was artistic—winning a Times competition at the age of 11, for her painting of a Welsh kitchen scene—as well as sporty, playing hockey for the school team. She also excelled academically in all her subjects at the county grammar school, winning prizes regularly throughout her time there. In 1994 she was very happy to win a UK state scholarship to study medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

She thoroughly enjoyed her time there and was a keen member of the rowing team, with early morning sessions down the Thames. Cynthia qualified in May 1959 and obtained her LRCP (Royal College of Physicians of London) and her MRCS (Royal College of Surgeons of England) in the same year.

She became a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) on 25 September 1964 and she was awarded the FICS (fellowship of the International College of Surgeons) in 1968. Later, she was to be elected as a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on …

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