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John O'Groat Journal 23 September 1912

Chemists reported a brisk trade in "quack" medicines, particularly those of American origin. The one bottle cure-all was much cheaper and more easily obtained than a doctor's prescription.


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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John O'Groat Journal 23 September 1912

1910s

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

Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee & Report

Chemists reported a brisk trade in "quack" medicines, particularly those of American origin. The one bottle cure-all was much cheaper and more easily obtained than a doctor's prescription. <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>