Young, Maureen (1915-2013)
- Young, Maureen (1915-2013)
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
A. Correspondence (1953-2008)
This includes letters filed alphabetically by the author, letters relating to grant applications, societies and journals, conferences and events and teaching roles.
B. Writing (1940-c.2011)
Manuscripts, drafts, research notes and correspondence with researchers relating to specific published and unpublished papers and chapters.
C. Research (1930s-1982)
The files generally consist of laboratory notes, including graphs and data tables, and some correspondence with collaborators on particular experiments.
Maureen Young studied physiology at Bedford College for Women, graduating in 1938. The following year she obtained a post with the South West London Blood Transfusion Unit under the Medical Research Council and Ministry of Health War Emergency Scheme. In 1941 she returned to Bedford College becoming a Demonstrator, and later an Assistant Lecturer, in Physiology. The College was evacuated to Cambridge where Maureen Young met Joseph Barcroft and developed a life-long interest in the physiology of the foetus.
In 1946, Maureen Young joined the staff of St. Thomas's Hospital Medical School where she remained until her retirement in 1982. She held various posts during her career including: Lecturer in Physiology at the Sherrington School of Physiology (1946-1956); Tutor to Women Students at St. Thomas's Hospital Medical School (1946-1949); Senior Lecturer in Experimental Physiology at the Sherrington School of Physiology (1956-1961), the Department of Medicine (1961-1963) and the Department of Gynaecology (1964-1965); Reader in Reproductive Physiology, Department of Gynaecology (1965-1976); and Professor of Perinatal Physiology (1976-1982).
During this time Maureen Young became an expert on foetal growth, foetal nutrition and placental transport mechanisms. She took an active interest in relevant organisations, was a member of the first ever organising committee of the European Placenta Group in 1984 and during the 1970s held various offices in the Neonatal Society.
The papers of the Physiological Society are deposited at the Wellcome Library and can be found in SA/PHY.