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Annual Report of the Ministry of Health

Nature volume 130, page 432 (17 September 1932) | Download Citation



THE thirteenth Annual Report of the Ministry of Health, 1931—1932 (H.M. Stationery Office. 5s. net), recently issued, is in the main a record of the more important business transacted by the Ministry during the year, and does not cover matters of routine or detail, the Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry being published separately as in previous years. Allusion is made to the British Postgraduate Hospital and Medical School, now in process of formation, for which a grant of £250,000 had been previously contemplated, but for which Parliament will now be invited to contribute a maximum grant of £100,000 in view of the exigencies of the time. The National Radium Trust has made further purchases of radium, and now owns a little more than 17 gm. Local authorities have been active during the year in the sewering of their areas, and loans sanctioned during the year amounted to nearly 7¾ million pounds. Other subjects dealt with in the Report fall under the mam heads of public health, housing and town planning, local government and finance, poor law, and national health insurance.

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