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Beulah Bewley – My Life as a Woman and Doctor
  1. Alyson Elliman
  1. Locum Consultant, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, Surrey, UK; alysonelliman@aol.com

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Beulah Bewley (Author), Susan Bewley (Editor). Bristol, UK: SilverWood Books, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1-78132-419-6. Price: £25.00. Pages: 252 (hardback)

This autobiography by Dame Beulah Bewley who has achieved much fame and recognition for her work in public health and leadership (e.g. within the Medical Women's Federation and the General Medical Council) takes us from her childhood in Northern Ireland, where she was born in 1929, to her many ground-breaking firsts among the sexist mores of her times. Her training and deep involvement with the value of contraceptive provision is clearly highlighted as one of her reflections …

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