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


c. 1950s-1960s

Physical description

Uncatalogued: 2 transfer boxes

Acquisition note

These items were given to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine by Dr Dalton in 1997, at which time additional accruals were expected

Biographical note

11 Nov 1916 born Katharina Dorothea Kuipers in London
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.

Terms of use

This collection is currently uncatalogued and cannot be ordered online. Requests to view uncatalogued material are considered on a case by case basis. Please contact collections@wellcomecollection.org for more details.

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Accession number

  • 701