Heather Jacqueline LopertBMJ 2023; 380 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.p248 (Published 03 February 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p248
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- Ruth Lopert
Heather was born in Manchester to Myer (a draper) and Jeanette, and from a very early age was determined to become a doctor. Awarded a grant to study at Manchester University, her father approved only because it would keep her busy till she got married. Initially the grant was paid to her father; in 1948, after she married Ilija Lopert, a Lithuanian émigré training in ear, nose, and throat medicine, the grant was paid to her husband.
Because of shortages of doctors in the …
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