Dalton, Dr Katharina (1916-2004)
- Dalton, Dr Katharina Dorothea (1916-2004) MRCS, LRCP, FRCGP, Specialist in Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Post-Natal Depression (PND)
- c. 1950s-1960s
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
The following is an interim description which may change when detailed cataloguing takes place in future:
Maternity notes and associated records of patients at practice in Palmers Green, London, 1950s-1960s, from her earlier career in general practice, to which Data Protection concerns are likely to apply
Trained as a chiropodist (won a scholarship to the London Foot Hospital); in 1942 after death of her first husband, Wilfred Thompson, in action, trained in medicine at the Royal Free Hospital; 1944 married Tom Dalton, later a Unitarian minister (d. 1992); went into general practice in north London, where she began her studies of PMS; from 1957, she ran her own PMS clinic at University College Hospital and built up a large consulting practice at Wimpole Street. A controversial figure, she published extensively on Premenstrual Syndrome and also acted as an expert legal witness in criminal cases where this was claimed as an issue.
Obituaries appeared in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Lancet, and the British Medical Journal.