Dame Cicely Saunders Biography

Part 3

Dedication

Having been told that she would never get such ideas accepted in medicine unless she became a doctor, Cicely qualified as a doctor at St Thomas’ Medical School in 1957. In 1958 she was awarded a research scholarship by the Halley Stewart Trust to work on pain control in the terminally ill, working based at St Joseph’s Hospice in London. This was a decisive moment in forming her future plans.

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