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Thomson, Helen Foggo

Biographical

Registration number20
SurnameThomson
First name(s)Helen Foggo
Address(es)

c/o J J Oakley Esq., 24 Sussex Gardens, Hyde Park W.
Bellevue, Johannesburg

Date of registration28 March 1890
Qualifications

Children's Hospital Birkenhead, 1882 - 1883
Portsmouth Hospital, 1883 - 1884
Hope Hosp. Manchester, 1884
Manchester Sick Poor & Nursing Institute, 1884 - 1886
Private nursing & Lecturing, 1887 - 1890
Claughton House Priv. Hosp. Cairo, 1891 - 1896
Boer War, 1899 - 1900

Remarks

Married name Mursell (Mrs Temple)

Personal details

Date of birth1865
Place of birthEdinburgh
Maiden nameThomson
Married nameMursell
Date of death07-Jun-41
Place of deathSouth Africa
Additional personal details

Married Henry Temple Mursell OBE, MB, CM Edin., FRCS Edin. on 18 February 1901 in Kensington
Husband born 24 November 1865 in Manchester
Occupation consulting surgeon - served in South Africa in Boer war and in WW1
After marriage they lived at 39 Weymouth Street - then emigrated to South Africa
He died in South Africa in October 1936

Professional details

Additional training

3 month's mental training at The Brook Villa Asylum, Liverpool

Work experience

Children's Hospital Birkenhead (Probationer), Aug 1882 - Aug 1883
Hope Hospital Manchester (Nurse), Aug 1883 - April 1884
Royal Hospital Portsmouth (Sister), April 1884 - Jan 1885
Manchester Sick Poor Nursing Institute, Jan 1885 - April 1886
St. Helier's Private & District Nursing Insitute Jersey (District Nurse), April 1886 - Oct 1886
Private nursing, Oct 1886 - Oct 1887
Claughton House Private Hospital Cairo (Founder & Lady Superintendent), 1891 - 1896
Boer War, 1899 - 1900

Professional activities

Lady Consul of the RBNA in South Africa

Additional professional details

Gave demonstrations of Practical Nursing in West Country towns in 1889
Speaker at BNA Meeting in February 1889
Won first prize in Essay Competition in Nursing Record in September 1889 - article on hospital kitchens
On sub-committee of editorial board of Nurses' Journal in 1897

Sources

Nursing Record (Sketch), August 29 1889
Nursing Record, February 21 1889
Nursing Record, April 25 1889
Nursing Record, January 30 1890
Nursing Record (Essay), April 3 1890
Nursing Record, April 10 1890
Nursing Record, August 13 1891
Nursing Record, February 3 and February 10 1900
Census 1901
Free BMD

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