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Fighting fit : the wartime battle for Britain's health

Author: Laura Dawes
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At the beginning of the Second World War, medical experts predicted epidemics of physical and mental illness on the home front. Rationing would decimate the nation's health, they warned; drugs, blood and medical resources would be in short supply; air raid shelters and evacuation would spread diseases; and the psychological effects of bombing raids would leave mental hospitals overflowing. Yet, astonishingly,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Dawes
ISBN: 1474601979 9781474601979
OCLC Number: 952651374
Description: xxv, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Laura Dawes.

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Well-researched and highly informative...Fighting Fit reveals both unfamiliar and well-known facts. Some of these are disturbing, others comical, all conveyed with gusto by Dawes. -- Viviane Quirke * Read more...

 
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