Wigfield, Dr Dorothea

Medical missionary in India. She was accepted as a Women's Auxiliary missionary while still training at the Royal Free Hospital. From 1921 she worked in the Karim Nagar area, Hyderabad District. Enormous resourcefulness, excellent health and good medical skills were called for in the busy round of teaching, working, touring and hospital administration which such an appointment required. She returned to England for family reasons in 1935, but resumed duties from 1945 to 1958 and was still able to serve in India as furlough relief in 1964.

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