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TITLE
St Kilda School Boys c.1905
EXTERNAL ID
HLH_DEWAR100_019
PLACENAME
St Kilda
DISTRICT
Harris
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Harris
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
1647
KEYWORDS
Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee
Dewar Report
Dewar Committee
Dewar Centenary
St Kilda School Boys c.1905

When the weather was poor delays would be inevitable especially if the doctor was attempting to reach an island.

The islands presented their own problems in respect of isolation, economic difficulties and distance from trained medical personnel; nowhere more so than St. Kilda.


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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St Kilda School Boys c.1905

INVERNESS: Harris

1900s

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

Highland Archive Centre

Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee & Report

When the weather was poor delays would be inevitable especially if the doctor was attempting to reach an island. <br /> <br /> The islands presented their own problems in respect of isolation, economic difficulties and distance from trained medical personnel; nowhere more so than St. Kilda.<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>