Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Morton, M. Dr, 1900 - , Interviewee, Female, Missionary doctor;
Speaker: Rostron, J., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes training to become a doctor at the London School of Medicine for Women in London from 1918, so she could become a missionary doctor. Mentions the problems facing women doctors in finding 'house' work once qualified. Talks about her mother and Christmas. Continues about lack of opportunities for women doctors and how she went to Africa, Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, with the London Missionary Society. Talks about her own health and her work in Africa. Discusses attitudes to women and work during and after the First World War and her father's attitudes to women. Talks about her return to England and being a General Practioner (GP) in London.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Collegiate School; London School of Medicine for Women;
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Recording Date: 1/10/1984
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: no consent Item Copyright: EMOHA
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