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Una Freeston

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: (Published 24 September 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n2341
  1. Lucy Pedler

My mother, Una De Havilland Freeston, born on 4 March 1928, died peacefully on Monday 13 September 2021, aged 93.

She had, at the early age of 11, decided that she wanted to become a child psychiatrist. This was already unusual for a girl born in 1920s’ Britain but made more challenging by the fact that her father, Sir Brian Freeston, requested and was given a civil service position in Africa when the second world war started in order …

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