Healthcare before the NHS

Professor Barry Doyle explains what kind of treatment you could expect If you were ill before the National Health Service was founded in 1948

Professor Barry Doyle explains what kind of treatment you could expect If you were ill before the National Health Service was founded in 1948. (Image by Getty Images)

If you were ill before the National Health Service was founded, what kind of treatment could you expect? Professor Barry Doyle discusses what hospitals and healthcare were like in Britain before 1948, revealing a surprisingly extensive and accessible system.

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