J Med Ethics 38:383-385 doi:10.1136/medethics-2012-100578
  • Brief report

Helping doctors become better doctors: Mary Lobjoit—an unsung heroine of medical ethics in the UK

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  1. John Harris3
  1. 1Centre for Social Ethics and Policy, School of Law, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  2. 2Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK
  3. 3Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr John Harris, Institute of Medicine Law and Bioethics, The Centre for Social Ethics and Policy, School of Law, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 0JH, UK; john.harris{at}
  • Received 15 February 2012
  • Accepted 16 March 2012
  • Published Online First 19 April 2012


Medical Ethics has many unsung heros and heroines. Here we celebrate one of these and on telling part of her story hope to place modern medical ethics and bioethics in the UK more centrally within its historical and human contex.


  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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