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Episode from the podcastOn the Record at The National Archives

Public Health Crises: Exploring Britain’s Medical History

BonusReleased Thursday, 18th February 2021
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Over the last 600 years, Britain has faced its fair share of public health crises. In this episode, we are investigating four deadly pandemics and epidemics that changed life in the UK: the Black Death, cholera, the 1918 influenza, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Hear unique insights and stories from our records and learn about the long history of public health responses in Britain. How did outbreaks from the past affect real people and how did they change Britain? Find out more: https://bit.ly/3bj9r8f

Documents from The National Archives used in this episode: C 54/185 m.20d; C 74/1 m.18; CAB 24/71/8; E 163/22/2/60; FO 383/398; HO 44/25; MH 13/47/207; MH 13/53; MUN 4/3702; PC 1/109; PREM 19/1863 

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