Only minority of doctors supported idea of state funded health service in 1945

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7150.82b (Published 04 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:82
  1. Thurstan Brewin, Consultant in clinical oncology (retired).
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    EDITOR—Macpherson has given a valuable account of how the NHS was finally launched 50 years ago after nearly three years of bitter negotiations, but at one point he tries too hard to be tactful about the attitude of most doctors at the time.1 It would be less than honest not to challenge his statement that …

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