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Sheila Cameron Fowler

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: (Published 06 August 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n1405
  1. Alison Fowler

Sheila Cameron Fowler started her career as a GP in the early 1960s as an assistant to Dr Kirchenberger at the Mill Hill Lane Surgery, Derby. There was an open fire in the waiting room. There were no appointments—patients would just turn up and wait to see the doctor. Very few people had telephones, so they had to come and ask for visits.

After the sudden death of Dr Kirchenberger, Sheila joined the practice at 13 Vernon Street. Many of her former patients went with her. As well as her career, Sheila and her husband adopted four children. She was very much from …

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