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  • Adrian Thomas
  • Francis Duck
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Following the Great War both Edith and Florence were decorated for their service. Florence moved to Bournemouth to work at the Royal Victoria and West Hants Hospital and the Victoria Home for Crippled Children. Florence continued to attend national and local meetings, including the Bournemouth Division of the Dorset and West Hants Branch of the British Medical Association, the Wessex Branch of the British Institute of Radiology and the Royal Society of Medicine in London. Edith obtained a lecturing post in physics in the Household and Social Science Department at King’s College for Women in London and continued to promote the role of women in science and engineering.


Votes for women Women’s suffrage Hampstead Garden Suburb Royal Photographic Society British Medical Association Royal Victoria and West Hants Hospital Actinotherapy Royal Society of Medicine Graves’ disease Medical Women’s Federation British Institute of Radiology Newnham College 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Thomas
    • 1
  • Francis Duck
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, School of Allied and Public Health ProfessionsCanterbury Christ Church UniversityCanterburyUK
  2. 2.Formerly University of BathBathUK

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