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Biographical entry Powys, Marjorie Agnes (1911 - 1983)

MRCS and FRCS 1949; MB BS London 1935; DObst RCOG 1940.

25 March 1911
1 February 1983
General surgeon


Marjorie Agnes Powys was born on 25 March 1911 and was educated at the Mount, Leamington Spa, and St Margaret's, Bushey. Her medical training was at the London School of Medicine for Women and the Royal Free Hospital qualifying in 1935. After early house appointments she was resident surgical officer at St Charles' Hospital, North Kensington, throughout the war and during that time treated many victims of the air raids.

She intended to pursue a career as a medical missionary overseas and with this in mind passed the FRCS in 1949. Unfortunately health reasons prevented her from going overseas but she joined the Brook Lane Medical Mission working group practice in south east London until her retirement in 1977. She lived in Cudham, Kent and maintained interest in the life of the village and local church until her sudden death on 1 February 1983 aged 71.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1983, 286, 991].

The Royal College of Surgeons of England