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Doctors surgery, 1950s
Doctors surgery, 1950s
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Brief Description: Doctor's surgery at Huntley & Palmers. Qualified medical attention was always available and the Doctor attended each day
Subject Date: 1950s
Creator: K.N. Crowe
Full Description: By 1918 the factory had its own doctor as the Factory Rule Book from that year stated 'New employees before they are admitted to the factory are to be examined by our Factory Doctor at our expense, but vaccination is not to be insisted upon'. The medical provision at the factory was greatly improved in November 1952 when a health centre was opened inside the factory. It was staffed by a doctor, a nursing sister and a male nurse who was also a qualified chiropodist. Assistance was provided by three St Johns Ambulance trained nurses. The health centre included a waiting room, cubicles for undressing and a doctors room, used mainly for examining new employees. Hand inspections were carried out regularly to detect any signs of skin complaints. Barrier cream was provided throughout the factory that was applied to clean, dry hands before starting work to form an invisible glove on the skin.
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Huntley & Palmers Factory Doctors Surgery, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 16.2cm, Width: 21.5cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, health, working life, interior
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.130.442
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_130_442~1_788-i-00-000.tif
IPR: K.N.Crowe
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