Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Atkinson, Miles, 1902 - , Interviewee, Male, Doctor
Speaker: Flawith, Janet, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls his father being general practice doctor in Long Clawson from 1890. Describes his own education and training to become a doctor at the Middlesex Hospital in London, where he met his wife. Describes his own medical practice in Waltham on the Wolds from 1934, detailing different accounts of patients and illnesses he encountered. Gives details of the long hours he had to work to send his own children to medical school. Describes treatment he had for an ailment and how this made him a better doctor. Mentions locums he experienced. Describes attending a murder scene in Stratton Houghton.
Place of birth: Long Clawson
Education: Middlesex Training Hospital
Marital Status: Married, Children: Son: 1 Daughter: 1
Father's Occupation: Doctor GP
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Waltham on the Woulds
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 4/2/1986
Playing time: 1hr 40 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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