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Heather Jacqueline Lopert

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 03 February 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p248
  1. 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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