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Joan Patricia Wright

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 07 August 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3162
  1. Andrew Dickson,
  2. Sue Dickson,
  3. Peter Dickson

Medicine ran in Joan Patricia Wright’s family, and, like both her parents and sister, she studied at the University of Manchester—one of a mere handful of women in her year to qualify. After initial training in Salford and Manchester, she elected to specialise in paediatric cardiology: a bold decision, given that the discipline was only beginning to emerge in the UK and training was essentially on the job. She eventually became a consultant physician at …

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