Dr Edith Gilchrist
Dr Edith Gilchrist MB BS FFARCS DA
Known as: Edith
22/09/1913 to 23/07/2013
Place of birth: West Ham, London
Education and qualifications
Woodford County High School for Girls where she was Captain of hockey and cricket and Head Girl in 1931.
Primary medical qualification(s)
MB, BS University of London 1938
Initial Fellowship and type
FFARCS by Election
Year of Fellowship
Professional life and career
1938-39 Radium House Officer Surgery, Royal Cancer Hospital.
1939-41 Surgical House Officer, ENT Department, Royal Free Hospital.
1941-42 Surgical House Officer, Royal East Sussex Hospital, Hastings.
1942-43 Anaesthesia Registrar, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.
1943-45 Anaesthetic Registrar, Royal Free Hospital, Ardesley, Bedfordshire (EMS).
1945-53 Honorary Assistant Anaesthetist, Royal Free Hospital, London.
1953-56 Assistant Anaesthetist, Royal Free Hospital, London.
1956-78 Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Free Hospital, London.
Professional interests and activities
1945 Awarded first Research Fellow grant by AAGBI to study obstetric analgesia and advantages and disadvantages of carbon dioxide absorption.
Other biographical information
Married Ian Donaldon an Obstetrian in 1945; one son David.
1971 Member of Harveian Society, Honorary Secretary 1984, first female President 1985/6.
Fellow of The Hunterian Society.
Member of The Osler Club.
Member of British Medical Association.
Member Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.
Fellow of Medical Society of London.
Archivist to Royal Free Hospital.
Member of MCC.
Author and sources
Author: David Wilkinson
Sources and comments:
Donaldson D, Browne D. Obituary Edith Gilchrist on RCoA website.