Evelyn Fox

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Dame Evelyn Emily Marian Fox, DBE (1874–1955) was a noted British health worker, specializing in mental health and epilepsy.[1]

Fox, who was General Secretary of the National Association for Mental Health (NAMH – now known as MIND) in the late 1940s, along with Tyler Fox (no relation), Medical Director of the Epilepsy Colony at Lingfield, Surrey and Irene Gairdner, a social science graduate from the London School of Economics, were the driving forces for the creation of the British Epilepsy Association (BEA).

Legacy[edit]

Dame Evelyn Fox School, Blackburn is named in her honour.[2] The school closed in 2000.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography profile
  2. ^ Dame Evelyn Fox school, dfes.gov.uk; accessed 5 April 2016.
  3. ^ Dame Evelyn Fox School statistics, lancashire.gov.uk; accessed 5 April 2016.