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Health (continued)

6  Britain 1895-1918 by Michael Byrne

the later Victorian and Edwardian times 1890 to 1919

The National Insurance Act of 1911 provided poorer workers, but not their families, with free medical care, as well as a weekly payment whilst they were too sick to work 6.  One mother remembered paying a penny a week into a fund but her children (she had 7) could only be treated if they walked from their Downsell Road home to a doctor in Cann Hall Road 7.

7  WFOHW  interview reference number 70

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