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TITLE
Letter to Farr Parish Council, 1908
EXTERNAL ID
HLH_DEWAR100_016
PLACENAME
Strathy
DISTRICT
Tongue and Farr
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Farr
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
1620
KEYWORDS
Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee
Dewar Report
Dewar Committee
Dewar Centenary
Letter to Farr Parish Council, 1908

Poor-Law Relief, available from the Parish Council, offered both monetary payments and free medical care. However the crofters were a proud people and the stigma of being a pauper meant that this was used only as a last resort.


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Letter to Farr Parish Council, 1908

SUTHERLAND: Farr

1910s

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

Highland Archive Centre

Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee & Report

Poor-Law Relief, available from the Parish Council, offered both monetary payments and free medical care. However the crofters were a proud people and the stigma of being a pauper meant that this was used only as a last resort. <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>