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Breast Cancer Care

Categories: Medicine

Charity providing support for women with breast cancer. Founded by Betty Westgate, five years after she was diagnosed with the disease. Originally called the Mastectomy Association; the name was changed to Breast Care and Mastectomy Association of Great Britain in 1987, and again to its current name in 1994.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Breast Cancer Care

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Betty Westgate

Betty Westgate MBE, 1919 - 2000, a pioneer and campaigner for breast cancer s...

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Sir Bernard Spilsbury

Sir Bernard Spilsbury

Forensic pathologist.  Born Leamington Spa, son of a manufacturing chemist.  He was a pioneer in the science of determining the cause of death by examining a corpse and gave evidence in many cases ...

Person, Law, Medicine

1 memorial
St George's Hospital

St George's Hospital

Set up when the entire medical staff of the Westminster Hospital resigned in a dispute concerning the new location for that hospital. St George's was established in Knightsbridge for the country ai...

Group, Medicine

3 memorials
People's Dispensary for Sick Animals

People's Dispensary for Sick Animals

Known as the PDSA, it was founded by Maria Dickin to provide free care for sick and injured animals of the poor. It operates throughout Great Britain in animal hospitals and practices, and is suppo...

Group, Animals, Medicine

2 memorials
Royal College of Surgeons

Royal College of Surgeons

Henry VIII brought two organisations together in 1540 to form the Company of Barber-Surgeons. The surgeons broke away in 1745, bought the property in Lincoln's Inn Fields in 1797 and became the Ro...

Group, Medicine

2 memorials
Mary Seacole Trust

Mary Seacole Trust

From the Trust's website: "We want British society to become fairer, more inclusive and more harmonious. We believe that overcoming exclusion and increasing participation by promoting equality of b...

Group, Gender Issues, History, Medicine, Race Issues

1 memorial