WWI: The Medical Surprise with Nick Bosanquet

Monday 17th November

The Second World War is usually seen as the main war for medical innovation with penicillin the “wonder drug”  and blood transfusion—but in fact it was the First War that had the  biggest surprise  with new therapies and improved outcomes. It was a template for  the NHS.

Professor Nick Bosanquet Emeritus Professor of Health Policy Imperial College. Advisor to the Commons Health Committee 2001-10. Member of Govt Strategy Group on Cancer Services. Publications include : “Family Doctors and Economic Incentives” and” The Economics of Cancer Care.” Author of  “Our Land at War. Britain’s Key First World War Sites. “(History Press 2014.)


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