Rosemary Bamforth, codebreaker and pathologist, 1924-2018 | Curio

Rosemary Bamforth, codebreaker and pathologist, 1924-2018

6 mins | May 21, 2018

Rosemary Bamforth was a codebreaker at Bletchley Park during the second World War. After that, she went on to become a pathologist specialising in diagnosing cancer from tissue samples. And not just that, she conducted a study of the lung disease mesothelioma in shipyard workers and found that it was linked to asbestos exposure. Clive Cookson celebrates the life of this remarkable woman in his obituary written in the Financial Times in May 2018.

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From Financial Times