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Reintroduction of medical officers of health would solve many problems

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 17 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1483
  1. J F Soothill, Emeritus professor, University of Londona
  1. a Pensylvania, Lodge Lane, Axminster EX13 5RT

    Editor—As the son of the secretary of the Society of Medical Officers of Health who successfully defended that splendid Victorian Liberal office against the Baldwin government (Dr V F Soothill), I write to express enthusiasm for Dr Lewis Moonie and Mr Sam Galbraith's proposal that medical officers of health should be reintroduced.1 It is strange that Dr Moonie and Mr Galbraith are Labour …

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