Right upper: Queen Mother's Maternity Hospital - left and Royal Hospital for Sick Children - right.
Right lower: Royal Hospital for Sick Children. Wards - left. Laboratories - centre. Residence - right.
Royal Hospital for Sick Children.
Laboratory block on left.
Resident block on right.
One wing of old Western Infirmary
Junior doctors' rooms in attic
Gartnavel General Hospital
Junior Hospital Doctor
Looking back, after leaving school at 15 years of age with no educational qualifications, I successfully completed a five year bricklaying apprenticeship and gained the City and Guilds Certificate in Bricklaying. This was followed by nursing training when I qualified as a Registered General Nurse with the Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate. This allowed me to use the letters RGN, ONC after my name. During my time in nursing I studied for 'O' levels then 'A' levels to enable me to study Medicine at The University of Glasgow. Now having completed the six year course I stood with 200 fellow students in the cloisters of the University rejoicing at the result.
Following the formalities of taking a form of the Hippocratic Oath and having the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) conferred on us there was a lavish formal dinner in a Glasgow hotel. Later we hosted our own party with family and friends in our flat in Glasgow. The icing on the cake was that Mary's brother Willie with his Brazillian wife Luiza who were missionaties home on furlow, were able to be present as were her her brother Roddy and his wife Theresa.
Right - Mary's two brothers with their wives.