In this year, Meg travels with No. 6 General Hospital, across Europe as the war draws to a close.
Meg’s Diary 1944
In this year, Meg joins No. 6 General Hospital, initially in Wales, then across the channel to France and beyond…
Meg’s Diary 1943
This year Meg’s first love affair is over, her father Leslie dies suddenly, and she continues to work as an Army doctor in Yorkshire.
Meg’s Diary 1942
This year there are lots of diary entries. Meg leaves Queen Mary’s Hospital Carshalton to join the Royal Army Medical Corps, and becomes romantically involved with two married men!
Meg’s Diary 1941
by Margaret Taylor, age 26-27 years January – November 1941 Meg qualifies as a Doctor, and starts her first job as House Surgeon at Queen Mary’s Hospital for children, Carshalton. This is still in the era before the N.H.S. was formed in 1948. Later she gets promoted to A.M.O. She shares her assessments of colleagues, […]
Meg’s Diary 1940
by Margaret Taylor, age 25 years June 23rd 1940 There’s only one entry this year, but quite a long one. Thoughts about war and morality. A lot of health issues in the family to worry about. Sunday, June 23rd, 1940 Musing about war and politics (same entry) Exam results disappoint (same entry) Worried about Jim […]
Meg’s Diary 1939
by Margaret Taylor, age 25 years April to September 1939 Meg is still studying to qualify as a doctor at the London School of Medicine. She gets to perform her first surgical operation. Everything changes at the outbreak of World War II (Second edition: updated 20th Sept 2020) Sunday 30th April, 1939 A trip to […]
Meg’s Diary 1939
by Margaret Taylor, age 25 years April to September 1939 Meg is still studying to qualify as a doctor at the London School of Medicine Sunday 30th April, 1939 A trip to the countryside Sunday, June 11, 1939 Worried about Mum Back to the top… Sunday April 30th 1939 Bulkeley and I have just spent […]
Meg’s Diary 1938
by Margaret Taylor, age 24 years February to October, 1938 Meg continues as a student doctor, experiencing Casualty, Children’s wards, and Midwifery at the London School of Medicine. back to the top… Monday, February 7th, 1938 Now that I have re-read my last entry after the steadying interval of a couple of months, I would […]
For Mr Joll
Five thousand incisions of necklace type…