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Health provision until 1945

A hospital ward in the early twentieth century.
A hospital ward in the early 20th century.

Health services in 1918 demonstrated considerable regional variation, and were generally inadequate to the health needs of the population. Following wartime reconstruction, the Ministry of Health was established.

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Further reading

  • Fraser, D., The Evolution of the British Welfare State (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002) (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 1993)
  • Pater, J.E., The Making of the National Health Service. (London: King's Fund, 1981)
  • Honigsbaum, F., Health, Happiness and Security: the Creation of the National Health Service (London: Routledge, 1989)


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