The Welfare State (medicine through time)

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The Welfare State.

In the 188081 Boer war 40% of men were
unfit to fight, highlighted the need for better medical care for
1905 the liberal government were elected. They wanted to
attack the problem of poverty
1906 Free school meals were introduced made sure
children had at least…

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Beveridge report in 1942 became a bestseller, it outlined the
importance of tackling the 5 giant evils including want and
disease. Did face opposition though, main grounds of
opposition was the cost of this.
1948 The national insurance covered everyone free of
charge this was the start of the NHS.…


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