"Before they call" by William Edwin Toms, an account of his daughter Bridget's treatment for brain tumour under Professor Norman Dott in 1945
Toms, Bridget S.
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Administrative / Biographical History
In 1944 William Toms' younger daughter Bridget was diagnosed as having a centrally located brain tumour, for which surgery was necessary but very risky. The family were referred to several specialists, until in January 1945 they took Bridget to Edinburgh to be seen by neurosurgeon Norman Dott. The operation he performed was successful and within four months Bridget had made great improvement and was allowed to leave hospital. In 1947 the family emigrated to New Zealand. William Toms died in 1977. This volume is a transcription by Bridget of her father's recording of 1974.
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B. S. Steyn (nee Toms), April 1993
Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists
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