Caring for the Poor in the Highlands: The Role of the GP

Join Dr Patricia Whatley on 12th May when she will discuss the role of the GP in Victorian remote & rural medicine and the challenges faced by the sick poor in Scotland!

Caring for the Poor in the Highlands: The Role of the GP

About Caring for the Poor in the Highlands: The Role of the GP

In 1845 the new Scottish Poor Law established a funded medical service for the registered poor. By 1852 the Physicians’ Enquiry concluded that medical provision in the Highlands of Scotland was still seriously inadequate. In this presentation Dr Patricia Whatley will discuss the changing issues relating to the work of the general practitioner in the second half of the nineteenth century in the remote and isolated regions of the Highlands, culminating in 1913 in the establishment of the Highlands and Islands Medical Service.

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