Birth of the National Health Service - How the state of the nation's health became a political ideal
June 28, 2008 5:47 PM   Subscribe

The NHS at 60. The National Health Service is 60 on July 5th. Take a look at documents, audio and video related to the birth and growth of this "radical plan."
posted by fire&wings (5 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Carry on, Doctors.
posted by Artw at 7:59 PM on June 28, 2008


Thanks for this.
posted by chuckdarwin at 8:44 AM on June 29, 2008


Your request to view video is in a queue...
posted by A189Nut at 11:56 AM on June 29, 2008


I'd be remiss if I didn't thank the American people for paying for this.

Thanks guys. It was the best present ever.
posted by seanyboy at 4:20 AM on June 30, 2008


Interesting to see how far back the 'NHS in crisis' meme goes:

Is the health service on the brink of collapse? (1965)

James Burke asks how long the NHS can continue without breaking down completely. (1968)

More NHS-related stuff on the National Archives website, including a page on the Beveridge Report and the welfare state, and a Central Office of Information film from 1948, Your Very Good Health, in which 'Charley has the workings of the National Health Service explained to him'.
posted by verstegan at 10:56 AM on July 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


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