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EFFECT OF THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE OF GREAT BRITAIN ON CHILD CARE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES

HEYWORTH N. SANFORD, M.D.
AMA Am J Dis Child. 1950;80(6):921-931. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040020936005.
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THE NATIONAL Health Service is a plan to provide complete medical care for the entire population of Great Britain. It includes preventive medicine, family medicine, dental and nursing services, hospitalization, medicines and drugs and all appliances and equipment necessary for the complete care of everyone.

The Minister of Health has "the duty to promote the establishment in England and Wales of a comprehensive health service"1 and is in supreme control. Under him is a Central Service Council of 41 members that serves in an advisory capacity. Serving the Central Council and advising it and the Minister are committees of specialists on various medical services. There is a Medical Distributing Committee which allots to the local committees the compensations for general practitioners, including traveling expenses. There is also the Medical Practice Committee which, with the local Executive Council and Medical Committee, decides where physicians should locate, and whether or not

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