Schuster, Norah (1892–1991)

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Schuster, Norah (1892–1991)

English pathologist. Born Norah Henriette Schuster, July 14, 1892; died Mar 14, 1991; dau. of Arthur Schuster (physics professor who contributed to the incorporation of X-ray technology in clinical practice); attended Newnham College, Cambridge, 1912–15; University of Manchester School of Medicine, ChB, 1918, MB; m. Marriott Fawchner Nicholls, July 2, 1925.

The 1st woman to take a University of Cambridge preclinical science class and the 1st woman president of the Association of Clinical Pathologists (1950), worked as an unpaid assistant with professor H. R. Dean at the Manchester Royal Infirmary (1916), while pursuing studies at University of Manchester School of Medicine; served as assistant pathologist at St. George's Hospital in London and at Infants' Hospital in London; worked as pathologist at Royal Chest Hospital in London (1927–54); employed at Pinewood Hospital, Wokingham (1954–59); elected fellow of Royal Society (1981).