In 1951, Sheila Jones was the first person in the world to be treated for Phenylketonuria (PKU) at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Her story and treatment has paved the way for patients with PKU, their families and health professionals.

About the author: Anne Green is a former Consultant Biochemist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, specialising in newborn screening and inherited metabolic disorders. With an interest in PKU, she has researched Sheila’s story and with the help of Sheila’s brothers, other health professionals who cared for Sheila and historical information has written the definitive story which spans 70 years.

Published by Brewin Books. All of the proceeds from this book will be donated to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

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