Una FreestonBMJ 2021; 374 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2341 (Published 24 September 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n2341
- 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 …