"The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw" - a Yorkshire doctor who shocked the country

Rosemary Cook

Yorkshire & Humber
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: £20 - £40 depending on nature of group
20th January 2020
Crime | Doctors | Death

Dr F Sidney Gramshaw worked in Stillington and York between 1873 and 1908, when a national scandal erupted as his personal and professional life imploded and a young woman died. This talk explores the true story of this doctor's life and crimes - the major ones at the end of his life, and the history of deceit and tangles with the law that preceded it.

Copies of my book 'The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw' will be available at a discounted price either at the talk, or to audience members afterwards.

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About Rosemary Cook

I am a nurse by background and have considerable experience researching medical and nursing history: I have been a member of the committee of the Royal College of Nursing's History of Nursing Society. My research into some interesting historical characters from these fields has resulted in my first non-textbook publication 'The Nightingale Shore Murder' (the first and only book telling the true story of this unsolved crime from 1920), and my forthcoming book 'The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw'.

I was an experienced conference speaker during my professional life, and I now enjoy sharing these historical stories with groups as a hobby. I live in York and am happy to travel around Yorkshire and Humberside to speak.

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