Home | Books | A Doctor’s Story

A Doctor’s Story

By Ann Dally

The intimate memoirs of one of medicine’s most astonishing women.

With gruelling hours, devastating losses and no end of bodily fluids, the life of a junior doctor has never been easy. But for a woman in the 1950s, it was a near impossibility.

One of the very first female doctors to train at St Thomas’ Hospital at a time when women were expected to stay at home and raise their families, Dr. Ann Dally refused to be held back by the conventions of her time. Fighting against the misogyny of the 20th century, Dr. Dally is finally revealing all in this remarkable book, from her battle to be taken seriously as a female medical professional and her ground-breaking work in the field to the early days of the NHS and the moving personal stories of her patients.

Later training as a psychiatrist, she concentrated on pioneering new treatment for long-term heroin addicts – to the intense disapproval of the General Medical Council, who would try to take action against her three times. Knowing the GMC had the power to destroy her career, she continued to fight for her patients anyway, refusing to allow them to die under new policies.

Sometimes uncomfortable and often hilarious, A Doctor’s Story is one the most inspiring medical memoirs of our age – perfect for fans of Adam Kay’s This is Going to Hurt.

A percentage of the profits from this book are being donated to Mind.

Contact Lume Books | Lume Books

Say Hello

Learn more about how to contact us.

This site uses cookies.
ConfigureHide Options
Read our privacy policy

This site uses cookies for marketing, personalisation, and analysis purposes. You can opt out of this at any time or view our full privacy policy for more information.