Frank Rowntree compilation recordings. Part 3, Track 10.

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Frank Rowntree talks about the treatment of headaches with aspirin and what he describes as the 'aspirin habit'. He talks of aspirin intolerance. Rowntree approves of households being prepared and having a basic medicine cabinet, but he forewarns of the adverse effects of taking too much of the wrong type of medicine.


Sheffield : BBC Radio Sheffield, 1972.

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1 encoded audio file (2.34 min.) : 44.1kHz.



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BBC Radio Sheffield 1972

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In English.

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BBC Radio Sheffield.


Francis St. D. Rowntree 1928-1996 was awarded the OBE in 1986. In 1987 he was appointed Vice President of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and also Vice President of the Institute of Health.
For a period in the 1970s, Frank Rowntree was the Health Education Officer for Sheffield. He was invited into the BBC Radio Sheffield studios for a regular short weekly health spot.


Track 10 Time start: 00:00:00 Time end: 00:02:34 Length: 00:02:34


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