Dame Josephine Barnes

Standard Name: Barnes, Dame Josephine

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1948
Leading obstetrician and gynaecologist Josephine Barnes gave great offence with a series of talks on BBC radio about women's health. Subjects like bleeding, ovaries, and hormonal changes were deemed unfit for airing in public.
1979
The British Medical Association appointed its first female president, obstetrician and gynaecologist Dame Josephine Barnes , two years after her retirement from the National Health Service .