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Esther Davis, MB BCh BAO 1943 (died 5th April 2011)

Queen’s Alumna Esther Davis, died 5th April, 2011 at the age of 91 years.  She graduated MB BCh BAO in 1943 and, after some time in general practice in Portadown went as a missionary doctor to Nigeria with the Qua Iboe Mission (now Mission Africa) in 1948.  For a period of 50 years she was involved in medical work in various hospitals, specialising in the care and treatment of leprosy.  She became quite an authority in the disease and was awarded study fellowships by the World Health Organisation to acquire new skills at centres in India and Ethiopia.  On her return to Portadown she was awarded the O.B.E. for services in the treatment of leprosy.  In a busy and active retirement she continued her interest in and commitment to her former colleagues and patients and paid regular return visits to the Ekpene Obum Hospital until a few years ago.



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