PAST IN PICTURES
The National Health Service turns 70 on 5 July 2018. To celebrate, Historic England is digitising 4,050 black-and-white photos of pre-NHS healthcare taken in 1938–1943. Here is a selection
Healthcare on the home front in WW2
Under supervision nurses in protective clothing practise gas decontamination of a patient at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, on 3 September 1941. The hospital was founded in 1866, and is still training medical professionals and treating patients today.