Dame Josephine Barnes

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The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is Dame Josephine Barnes, who, ten years ago, was the first woman to become President of the British Medical Association. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her long and brilliant career in a traditionally male-dominated world, and her battles to improve the care of women in pregnancy and childbirth, both before and after the advent of the National Health Service.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: I Was Glad by Hubert Parry
Book: The scores of all music chosen in a bound volume
Luxury: Solar-powered word processer

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Fri 10 Mar 1989 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestJosephine Barnes

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