Gabriel Weston: the surgeon novelist tackling abortion
Speaking at Medicine Unboxed: Frontiers - Gabriel Weston. GABRIEL WESTON is a surgeon and author of the memoir Direct Red, winner of the 2010 PEN/Ackerley Prize and longlisted for The Guardian First Book Award 2009. Her second book Dirty Work, a novel about a female doctor who performs abortions, was published in June 2011.
The second book we almost finished as well is Dirty Work by Gabriel Weston. A story of a female surgeon, Nancy, who is suspended from work after she freezes in the operating room. Nancy performs abortions. It's a short book but very powerful and offers the other side of the story from the doctor's point of view.
07.41 hours on 23 Feb 1943 the Athelprincess (Master Egerton Gabriel B. Martin, OBE), a straggler from convoy UC-1, was hit by two torpedoes from U-522 and sank west of Madeira. One crew member was lost. The master, 42 crew members and seven gunners were picked up by HMS Weston (U 72) (Cdr L.F. Durnford-Slater, RN), transferred to USS Hilary P. Jones (DD 427) and landed at San Juan, Puerto Rico.