• Reference
      GB 133 MMC/2/Schreiber
  • Physical Description
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Administrative / Biographical History

MD Berlin 1934.

Schreiber was the daughter of a general practitioner in Konigsberg. She was one of the last Jewish medical graduates under the Nazi regime and shortly after graduating left Germany for England. She came to Manchester with her sister, but was unable to practice medicine as German refugees were not permitted to register. Schreiber worked as a domestic servant, obtained a diploma in domestic science and got an appointment as domestic bursar at Dalton Hall of the University of Manchester. She kept up-to-date with medical practice through sitting in on surgeries and attending the out-patients department of Manchester Jewish Hospital. When she was able to register, Schreiber was an assistant general practitioner in Nottingham and then in Oldham. In 1948 she entered partnership in Oldham where she practised until her retirement in 1970. She was also assistant medical officer of health for Oldham and Middleton. Schreiber died on 21 August 1975 aged 67.