Monday, July 23, 2007

Mary Williams-1951-first to get streptomycin in Ward 2

Does anyone remember Mary Williams, the farmers daughter from Talgarth?

She was the first person to receive streptomycin in Ward 2, and she made a recovery within weeks.

Nurse Glenys Davies remembers her arriving , it was either late 1950 or early 1951, she is not sure, and she says Mary was dying so they put her into sisters office so that they could nurse her.
They didn't expect her to live.

Within weeks of receiving injections she started to get better.
Glenys describes it as :"miraculous!"

Mary's parents delivered milk to the schools around Talgarth and after Mary was admitted to Craig-y-nos all the children had to be tested.

I am going to put a note about this in the Brecon and Radnor Express in the hope that we can find Mary and invite her to the Patients Reunion on Sunday September 9th in Craig-y-nos Castle.

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