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TITLE
Sutherland Medical Officer of Health Report, 1912
EXTERNAL ID
HLH_DEWAR100_013A
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND
DATE OF IMAGE
1912
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
1611
KEYWORDS
Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee
Dewar Report
Dewar Committee
Dewar Centenary
Sutherland Medical Officer of Health Report, 1912

The number of uncertified deaths was seen by the Committee to be a reflection on both the lack of readily available doctors and the circumstances of the people. In 1912 the uncertified death rate for Sutherland was almost 20% whilst in neighbouring Ross and Cromarty it approached 25% with some districts as high as 40%.


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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Sutherland Medical Officer of Health Report, 1912

SUTHERLAND

1910s

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

Highland Archive Centre

Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee & Report

The number of uncertified deaths was seen by the Committee to be a reflection on both the lack of readily available doctors and the circumstances of the people. In 1912 the uncertified death rate for Sutherland was almost 20% whilst in neighbouring Ross and Cromarty it approached 25% with some districts as high as 40%.<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>