Soundings

Blackpool is OK

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7063.1013a (Published 19 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1013
  1. Bernard Dixon

    One feature of this year's silly season has been a spate of silly articles attacking Blackpool. Allegations include its descent from stylish vulgarity into seediness and mess, and the decline into decrepitude of once great attractions such as the tower. Well, I have good news for Blackpool's tourist department. Visiting its resort is beneficial to health.

    “Blackpool is valuable for the treatment of tubercular adenitis and adenoids; early phthisis; cardiac disease, where there is enough muscle power; anaemia and convalescence; neurasthenia, and mental overstrain,” writes Dr Edgar Hawkins. One of very few places he advises doctors to send their patients to, not only in summer but …

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