The National Health Service in Scotland: Origins and Ideals, 1900-1950

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The blueprint for Britain's National Health Service was drawn up in Scotland. Early in the 20th century a sense of nationalism had secured a health administration in Scotland, separate from that for the rest of Britain and able to set its own course. By 1913, the Highlands and islands had the first comprehensive state medical service in Britain. In the Depression of the 1930s, there was already a powerful consensus in Scotland, supported by a medical profession with a long established tradition of public service, that free ...

The National Health Service in Scotland: Origins and Ideals, 1900-1950 2004, Birlinn Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781862322165

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