Health and Medicine

Health and Medicine on the Camden Home Front in Two World Wars

5 Pancras Square
Event time
23 Feb 2021

An illustrated online talk

Health Services under unprecedented pressure is nothing new. In the twentieth century the First and Second World Wars  put strains and pressures on the task of maintaining the health and welfare  of the people of what is now the London Borough of Camden.  Kevin Brown, author of Fighting Fit: Health Medicine and War in the Twentieth Century, will look at the problems and how local health services coped with the military needs of injured soldiers in local military hospitals, including Endell Street War Hospital, a uniquely suffragette led military hospital, and the health challenges faced by civilians. The changing nature of  warfare meant that by the London Blitz of the Second World War, the Home Front was at times more the front line than battlefields. Staying fit and healthy to fight the war at home was the great challenge. Could London make it? See how Camden fared.

The talk lasts forty-five minutes and will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

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