The Best Medicine: The True Story of a Nurse who became a Doctor in the 1950s

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'I am one of the old school and believe that a woman's place is within the home . However, I cannot, I will not, condone unfairness amongst females. I suggest that in due course you send your Matron a letter of thanks. You had after all a most unusual reference.'

In 1949, Staff Nurse Georgie Edwards is asked to chaperone medical students undertaking their practical exams when suddenly the penny drops. Georgie wants to learn to diagnose and treat too.

Against the odds, she wins herself a place to study medicine at London's St Bartholomew's Hospital and she sets about becoming not a consultant 'who sweeps by' but a doctor who listens and cares. Yet Georgie wants to fall in love and start a family as well as have a career - is this one dream too many for a woman in the 1950s?

Warm and full of humour, The Best Medicine is Georgie's fascinating memoir of her early years as a nurse and doctor.

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A heartwarming memoir about a nurse who trains to be a doctor in the 1950s

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Vivian Georgina Edwards, or Georgie as she became known, was born in 1927 and grew up in Acton. She trained to be a nurse at University College Hospital, before studying to become a doctor at St Bartholomew's. She also worked at and Whipp's Cross Hospital, spent time in general practice in Hackney, and later built a career in Public Health. Today, at 85 years old, Georgie lives in Lewes, East Sussex.

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