MANY of the most important institutions in Great Britain have, like Topsy, 'just growed', and among them is the Central Council for Health Education. Set up originally in 1927 as an offshoot of the Society of Medical Officers of Health, it has grown until it is now recognized by the Government as “the one agency for general health education in England and Wales”, with thirty-nine members of staff and fifty-four active recognized lecturers. Since the Council, at the instigation of the Ministry of Health, took over in April of this year the major part of the work previously carried out by the British Social Hygiene Council, together with most of the staff responsible for it, its activities have increased enormously. The Council has regional Offices in various parts of the country, which facilitates work considerably, and encourages local initiative.
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HEALTH EDUCATION IN GREAT BRITAIN. Nature 150, 652–654 (1942). https://doi.org/10.1038/150652a0