N H S: The sixty-year legacy of Modern Medicine

In 1948, a group of well-meaning but seriously misinformed individuals founded the British National Health Service in the belief that the public’s easy access to the rapidly-emerging Wonders of Modern Medicine would lead to a healthy nation and reduced NHS spending. In 1950, the NHS cost around £350 million: the monetary-inflationary equivalent of this, today, is less than £9 billion.…

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