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Isabella Mary Shirley

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 04 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6356
  1. David Farman,
  2. Rowan Wallace

Brought up in Troon, Ayrshire, Isabella Mary Shirley (“Diz”) had her first encounter with sarcoidosis (at that time unrecognised) during her clinical training in Glasgow, which led to her delayed graduation. Recurrence (and formal diagnosis) during postgraduate training at University College Hospital, London, dashed her hopes of a career in obstetrics. However, after a period as a local authority medical officer, Diz returned to …

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