Margaret Machon Platts

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 21 December 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5909
  1. Colin Brown

Margaret Machon Platts won a scholarship to Sheffield Girls High School at the age of 11. She entered Sheffield medical school in 1942-3 and may have been the only woman in her class. Her initial interest after qualifying was in respiratory physiology, on which she obtained her MD and was appointed to the teaching staff in Sheffield. However, her professional life was to take a very different course. In the mid 1960s the NHS began to fund …

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