We are pleased to learn that distinguished LMH alumna and Honorary Fellow, Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick (1924-2017), has entered the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. In 1989 Dame Margaret was elected the first female president of the Royal College of Physicians and is recognized as a principal architect of the specialty of respiratory medicine. 

Dame Turner-Warwick won an open scholarship to LMH in 1943 to read medicine and was one of only seven women of the 100 students in her year. She was elected president of the junior common room, and in 1945 won the Welch prize for anatomy.

Her life and work can be read in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography here: https://bit.ly/3eQ7BiW

In tribute to her, former LMH Principal, Dame Frances Lannon, wrote: “Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick was a brilliant medical scientist and clinician. She specialised in thoracic medicine and became a leading authority on respiratory diseases, on which she published over two hundred research papers.” Dame Frances’ tribute can be read here: https://www.lmh.ox.ac.uk/news/dame-margaret-turner-warwick-1924-2017

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. It now contains more than 60,000 biographies.