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Infectious Diseases

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Society of Medical Officers of Health
  • Archives and manuscripts

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Diphtheria, influenza, poliomyelitis, scarlet fever, typhoid fever, measles, scabies, diseases from abroad, and disinfection and exclusion from school.

Includes Ministry of Health circulars, memoranda and reports, notably on diphtheria immunisation and post World War 2 publicity campaigns, incidence of notifiable infectious diseases in each sanitary district in England and Wales during 1919, closure of and exclusion from school, 1927-1930, and regulations for air travel and airports, 1948; leaflet 'Hints from the health department' on protection against diphtheria, c.1935; CCHE leaflets on sore throats ('Calling the doctor', illustrated by Fougasse), influenza and measles, 1946; and 'Handbook of communicable diseases for use of Medical Officers of Schools' issued by the Medical Officers of Schools Association, 1948.



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Online Archives and Manuscripts catalogue. Hard copy catalogue available in the Wellcome Library.


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