Dr Betty Dowsett MB ChB DipBact  1920-2012

Dr Betty Dowsett was born in Newport Gwent and studied medicine at Edinburgh University. She worked as a GP in London, then after further studies became a consultant microbiologist. She built up an expertise in ME seeing thousands of people with ME from the 1960s onwards, working with Dr John Richardson and Dr. Melvin Ramsey. She was instrumental in setting up the National ME clinic in Essex with Prof Leslie Findley. She continued to lecture and advise patients and professionals about ME following her retirement. In 2001 Dr Dowsett was the key speaker at the launch of WAMES in the National Assembly and continued as our adviser.


Dr Margaret Wright examines Dr Betty Dowsett’s research: Questions hold the key to secret of post-viral fatigue cases