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Ann Davies Synge (née Stephen)

(1916-1997), Surgeon; daughter of Adrian and Karin Stephen

Sitter in 8 portraits
Synge was the daughter of psychologist Karin Stephen and psychoanalyst Adrian Stephen (brother of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell). She studied at Newnham College, Cambridge, where her mother had been a student and later delivered the first lecture course ever given on psychoanalysis. Becoming a medical doctor in 1943, she married the biochemist Richard Synge. The couple did much to promote the Peace movement, especially the Peace Council. Both worked for a comprehensive test ban treaty.

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