Dr Helen Mabel Bower Alcock

Personal Details

CRN: 
715329
Family name: 
Alcock
Given name(s): 
Helen Mabel Bower
Previous/other family name: 
Nee Dalton (married 1926)
Date of birth: 
01/04/1904
Date of death: 
28/10/1983
Place of birth: 
Camberwell, London
Nationality: 
British
Title: 
Dr
Notes: 

Post nominals:
FFARCS MRCS LRCP DA

Education and Qualifications

General education: 

Cheltenham Ladies College; King’s College Hospital Medical School

Primary medical qualification(s): 

MRCS LRCP, 1934

Initial Fellowship and type: 

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship: 
1948
Other qualification(s): 

DA(RCP&S), 1942

Professional Life and Career

Postgraduate career: 

Her earliest recorded post was as junior house anaesthetist at King’s College Hospital, but in 1936 she was working in venereal & women’s diseases clinics, returning to anaesthesia at Soho Hospital for Women in 1942 after a period as clinical assistant in the Nuffield Department, Oxford. She also worked in other London hospitals, but by 1950 was a consultant at Moorfields, a post she held until retirement in 1969.

Professional interests and activities: 

No obituary has been traced to provide information, but she did publish on anaesthesia for ophthalmology.

Other biographical information: 

Married F Bower Alcock, a barrister, but did not start her undergraduate medical course until a year later. She gave birth to a son, Hugh, in1943.

Author and Sources

Author: 
Prof Tony Wildsmith
Sources and any other comments: 

Ancestry.co.uk | Medical Registers and Directories | King’s College London Archives