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1170, LO/517/467
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Horton, Marion Emily, 1929 - , Interviewee, Female, Nurse
Speaker: Johnson, R, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Talks about schooldays in Madras, India, Independence Day in 1949, training at St George's Hospital, Bombay, coming to Leicester, finding work at Leicester General Hospital (LGH) as orthopaedic nurse. Describes orthopaedic theatre, lack of equipment, procedures such as fitting false limb. Mentions gaining 'Wainwright plates', Charnley Hip replacements. Talks about instrument tray system, raising money for better instruments, meeting representatives of firms. Describes uniforms, the messiness of using plaster. Describes Christmas parties, mentions local firms replacing damaged clothes after a fire.
Place of birth: Madras, India
Education: Dafton Corrie Public High School
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Customs officer
Mother's Occupation: Nurse
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Language: English

Recording Date: 9/12/1988
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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