Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Millard, Maurice. Dr, - , Interviewee, Male, Medical Doctor, General Practioner;
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Summary of interview item: Leicester doctor in General Practice describes the work of himself and his father, who was Medical Officer of Health for Leicester between 1901 and 1936. Describes the need to improve housing and sanitation conditions in Leicester's slum areas and the battle against alcohol abuse. Describes the need for Family Planning, church opposition to this and the ignorance surrounding contraception and abortion. Talks about the control of smallpox and how the improvement in social conditions helped the decline in infectious diseases. Talks about the benefits brought by the arrival of the National Health Service (NHS) in 1948, the effects of the introduction of antibiotics and the changes in medical diagnosis.
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Father's Occupation: Medical Officer of Health
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s,1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 1/7/1984
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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