Full recovery or crumpets are wholesome.

  • Day, George.
  • Audio
  • Online

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About this work


Dr. George Day of Mundesley Hospital, Norfolk, talks about convalescence and rehabilitation. Whereas convalescence is about allowing the body to heal, rehabilitation is about encouraging the patient to be active in their own recovery and their possibly changed lifestyle. He illustrates his talk with examples of how different hospitals have approached these issues and the effects this has had on patients. He reads a passage from Dickens from which the title of his lecture comes.


[Place of publication not identified] : Medical Recording Services Foundation Ltd., 1963.

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Encoded audio file (45.07) min.) : 44.1kHz



Copyright note

Medical Recording Service Foundation


The Medical Recording Service Foundation, better known by its later title Graves Medical Audiovisual Library, was founded by husband and wife team Drs John and Valerie Graves in 1957 as an educational activity of the College of General Practitioners (from 1972 the Royal College of General Practitioners). It soon became the premier organisation supplying audiovisual materials for all the medical and paramedical professions in the U.K. Initially it was mainly associated with tape-slide programmes, but by the mid-1980s video programmes also became a major medium.

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Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 2.0 UK: England & Wales

Creator/production credits

Medical Recording Service Foundation. Recorded, edited and produced by Drs Valerie and John Graves.



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