Margaret Turner-Warwick
1935 (Prep)

Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick, the first female president of the Royal College of Physicians, is recognised as one of the principal architects of modern respiratory medicine, having herself fought off a diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis midway through her medical studies in her twenties. She was responsible for several influential clinical trials that have defined the modern treatment of conditions like asthma, including the introduction of inhaled corticosteroids (the blue and red inhalers) many rely on today.