Geoffrey Rivett is vice-chair of the governors of Homerton foundation trust. He is the author of From Cradle to Grave: fifty years of the NHS and runs the website www.nhshistory.net.
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On 20 October 1975, in the middle of an economic crisis, a white paper, Better Services for the Mentally Ill, was published by Barbara Castle.
12-year-old Mary Kellerman of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, woke up at dawn and went into her parents’ bedroom. She complained of having a sore throat and a runny nose. Her parents gave her one extra-strength Tylenol capsule.
On 10th September 1973, Marc Lalonde, the Canadian minister of national health and welfare, addressed the PanAmerican Health Organization conference in Ottawa.
On 27 August 1977, the BMJ published an editorial on an outbreak of a severe haemorrhagic infectious disease.
The massive death rate from chest disease and pneumonia were among the factors that forced the government to pass the Clean Air Act in 1956.
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