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A series of 4,071 black and white photographic prints showing healthcare in Britain between 1938 and 1943. The subjects of many of the photographs are posed, though there are a few candid scenes. Locations include general and specialist hospitals, nurses' homes, convalescent homes, clinics and nurseries. A broad range of subjects such as medical procedures, child welfare, blood transfusion, and nurses’ training are shown. Wartime healthcare and nursing such as auxiliary and military hospitals, improvised wards, and bomb damage feature heavily. The prints also show medical advances during the Second World War including the treatment of burns, the beginnings of the National Blood Service, and the nursing of military casualties.


This is part of the Collection: MED01 The Medical Collection

This Series is divided into 3,997 Child Records


Source: Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Harrison, Norman Kingsley: Topical Press Agency Limited