The National Health Service in Scotland

Chris Nottingham

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Book abstract: Chronicling Scotland's past, this document traces the movement of the Scottish people from rural to urban environments during the 18th and 19th centuries and the subsequent changes in labor from predominantly agricultural to industrial. This thorough record also considers the individual lives of those engaged in providing services such as feeding, housing, and protecting the population as well as ensuring its health. The importance of public service is discussed, as is the industrial way of life and the ways in which workers had to cooperate in the interest of their employer, themselves, and society.

Original languageEnglish
JournalScottish Life and Society: The Working Life of the Scots
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009



  • Scottish history
  • National Health Service
  • healthcare

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Nottingham, C. (2009). The National Health Service in Scotland. Scottish Life and Society: The Working Life of the Scots, 7.