Conference 1998

Meeting the Challenges – The medical profession and the Black Woman.

Dr Myrtle Peterkin Meeting the Challenges- The Medical Profession and the Black Woman From a personal perspective, Dr Myrtle Peterkin, Consultant Haematologist at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Blood transfusion Service spoke on the topic- She was born in Guyana, South America, where hearing her nurse-midwife Mother recounting tales of doctors saving babies’ lives fuelled …

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The African woman: her visibility and invisibility in Scotland

Zeedah Meirghofer Mangel How the idea was born 15 years ago, I went through what was to be the first of many trials of life as migrant women. I gave birth to my first child, a daughter, followed soon after by a second daughter. The stress of trying to become ” assimilated” which means invisible, nappies …

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