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TITLE
Extract from the evidence of Dr James Reardon, 29 October 1912
EXTERNAL ID
HLH_DEWAR100_011
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: South Uist
DATE OF IMAGE
29 October 1912
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
1602
KEYWORDS
Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee
Dewar Report
Dewar Committee
Dewar Centenary
Extract from the evidence of Dr James Reardon, 29 October 1912

Living conditions were hard and health poor, especially among the young and elderly. Mothers were often too weak to nurse their infants. Dr Reardon, South Uist, told of the common practice of feeding children as young as three months old on porridge and tea instead of milk.


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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Extract from the evidence of Dr James Reardon, 29 October 1912

INVERNESS: South Uist

1910s

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

Highland Archive Centre

Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee & Report

Living conditions were hard and health poor, especially among the young and elderly. Mothers were often too weak to nurse their infants. Dr Reardon, South Uist, told of the common practice of feeding children as young as three months old on porridge and tea instead of milk. <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>