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TITLE
Portable Hospital Plans c.1904
EXTERNAL ID
HLH_DEWAR100_026
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
1674
KEYWORDS
Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee
Dewar Report
Dewar Committee
Dewar Centenary
Portable Hospital Plans c.1904

The treatment of infectious diseases and epidemics posed considerable problems especially in remote rural areas.

Tents or portable (prefabricated) hospitals were used to treat infectious diseases and tuberculosis but it was not unusual for those requiring surgery or general nursing to be treated in their homes by the local doctor.


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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Portable Hospital Plans c.1904

1900s

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

Highland Archive Centre

Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee & Report

The treatment of infectious diseases and epidemics posed considerable problems especially in remote rural areas.<br /> <br /> Tents or portable (prefabricated) hospitals were used to treat infectious diseases and tuberculosis but it was not unusual for those requiring surgery or general nursing to be treated in their homes by the local doctor. <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>