Category Archives: Medical Officer of Health

“Venereal Diseases Cause More Casualties than War”: A Grim Magic Lantern Show…

We present another blog about slides digitized during the recent From Darkness into Light project. Newly digitized and now available online, this curious collection of magic lantern slides (ADX/1262) starts with images of flowers and sculptures but quickly gets down to its principal … Continue reading

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Inspection and protection: the work of the School Medical Officer in Cardiganshire

The School Medical Service was established on 1 January 1908 as a requirement of the Education (Administrative Provisions) Act, 1907. Section 13 of the Act states that: The duty to provide for the medical inspection of children immediately before, or … Continue reading

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‘You Can Join Too’: recruitment for the Civil Nursing Reserve

In the months building up to the Second World War the Ministry of Health was required to increase the number of beds available in civilian hospitals for anticipated casualties from air raids. The Central Emergency Committee for the Nursing Profession … Continue reading

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Government Evacuation Scheme: new arrivals in Cardiganshire

The Government Evacuation Scheme, codenamed Operation Pied Piper, began on Friday, 1st of September 1939 and arranged for the removal of more than three million people from areas under threat of aerial bombardment to towns and rural locations deemed to … Continue reading

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Papers of the Cardiganshire County Medical Officer of Health

I am pleased to introduce a one year cataloguing project at Ceredigion Archives which has been generously funded by the Wellcome Trust and aims to unlock the fascinating details of the work of the County Medical Officer of Health. The … Continue reading

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