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  • 29 July, 2021
    Can the COVID Mask Unmask Our Identity? by Jeanne Maria Dsouza          Jeanne Maria Dsouza is a medical student from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India. She is an avid writer and has published poems and prose in Indian newspapers and magazines. She has a tremendous interest in quizzing, and has stood first in many national level medical quiz competitions. She is passionate about ...
  • 28 June, 2021
    FICTIONAL FOREMOTHERS BY WOMEN, 4 Fiona Subotsky (MWF President, 1999-2000)  Annie Swan and Dr Elizabeth Glen Annie Shepherd Swan was another very popular Scottish author whose somewhat romantic and sentimental style suited the serial fiction for women she wrote and, indeed, edited. Other names she used were (1859-07-08)Annie S. Smith, David Lyall and Mrs Burnett-Smith. Annie S Swan (1859 ...
  • 17 November, 2020
    FICTIONAL FOREMOTHERS BY MEN, 4 Fiona Subotsky (MWF President, 1999-2000)   Arthur Conan Doyle and Dr Verrinder Smith Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930) ‘The Doctors of Hoyland’ (1894) is a short story written by Arthur Conan Doyle, a doctor himself, and best known for his Sherlock Holmes detective tales. The story centres on Dr James Ripley, a youngish doctor who has taken over his ...
  • 22 October, 2020
    FICTIONAL FOREMOTHERS BY MEN, 3 Fiona Subotsky (MWF President, 1999-2000) Wilkie Collins and Dr Sophia Pillico Wilkie Collins, 1824-1889 The short story ‘Fie, Fie! the Fair Physician’,  by Willie Collins, was published in 1882. It is  presented as if an edited account from a woman participant  - which allows the actual author to distance himself from the views expressed. This time, the ...
  • 1 October, 2020
    FICTIONAL FOREMOTHERS BY MEN, 2 Fiona Subotsky (MWF President, 1999-2000) Anthony Trollope and Miss Doctor Olivia Q Fleabody Anthony Trollope 1815-1882 ‘Is He Popenjoy’ (1878) is a novel by Anthony Trollope with some similarities to Charles Reade’s ‘A Woman-Hater’. The story concerns the early marital relationship of Lord George Germain, the younger brother of the absentee Marquis of ...

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