02 May 2015

Exploring the History of British Health Care

The King's Fund, an independent charity working to improve health and health care in England, is digitising all of its publications since its foundation in 1897. About half are available with the remainder to be imaged later this year.

None are of them are of general genealogical interest. I found a couple in the digital archive which although dated may be useful background for those with ancestors or relatives who were involved with health care.

The development of the London Hospital System, 1823-1982
Rivett, Geoffrey
This history begins with the foundation of the Lancet in 1823, and ends in 1982 with the restructuring of the National Health Service, when the management of hospitals in isolation from other health services had ceased.

Sources for the history of nursing in Great Britain
This is a guide to researching the history of nursing covering the research method and the major readings in the discipline of history which will help anyone interested in the history of nursing to develop that interest in the ways most appropriate to them.

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