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Inverness-shire Medical Officer of Health Report c.1900

Very little of what the croft produced was used for food; surplus sheep and cattle were sold for cash, eggs bartered and the milk supply was undependable. Potatoes, bread, porridge and over-brewed tea formed to bulk of the diet.


This image is part of an online exhibition marking the centenary of The Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee, commonly referred to as the Dewar Committee after its chairman, Sir John Dewar MP. The Committee's report paved the way for the first state provided health service in the world, the Highlands and Islands Medical Service, which revolutionised medical provision and is considered to be the precursor to the National Health Service. Click here to go to the start of the exhibition.

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Inverness-shire Medical Officer of Health Report c.1900

1900s

Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee; Dewar Report; Dewar Committee; Dewar Centenary

Highland Archive Centre

Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee & Report

Very little of what the croft produced was used for food; surplus sheep and cattle were sold for cash, eggs bartered and the milk supply was undependable. Potatoes, bread, porridge and over-brewed tea formed to bulk of the diet. <br /> <br /> <br /> <i>This image is part of an online exhibition marking the centenary of The Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee, commonly referred to as the Dewar Committee after its chairman, Sir John Dewar MP. The Committee's report paved the way for the first state provided health service in the world, the Highlands and Islands Medical Service, which revolutionised medical provision and is considered to be the precursor to the National Health Service. Click <a href=http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/set/show_content_page.html?category=3&set=29&qw= >here</a> to go to the start of the exhibition.</i>