Gardner, Frances (1913–1989)
Gardner, Frances (1913–1989)
English physician. Name variations: Dame Frances Gardner, Frances Valerie Gardner. Born Frances Violet Gardner in 1913 in England; died 1989 in England; Westfield College London, BS, 1935; London (Royal Free Hospital) School of Medicine for Women, MB, BS, 1940, MD, 1943; m. George Qvist (surgeon), 1958 (d. 1981).
Appointed medical registrar at Royal Free Hospital (1943–45) and served as clinical assistant in Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford (1945–46); became research fellow in medicine at Harvard University (1946) and consultant physician at Royal Free Hospital (1946–78); held consultant posts at Hospital for Women, Mothers' Hospital and Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital; served as dean of Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine (1962–75) and then as institution's president (1979–89); contributed papers on cardiovascular and other medical subjects to British Medical Journal, The Lancet and British Heart Journal; served on numerous medical committees, including General Medical Council (1971); honored posthumously by Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine when student residence hall was named after her (2004). Awarded Dame of British Empire (DBE, 1975).
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