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A New Look at Medicine and Politics (1966), 1963-05 - 1975-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/4/31

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with readers and on the publication and sales of JEP's book on the relationship between the Ministry of Health and the National Health Service, A New Look at Medicine and Politics, mainly with representatives of Pitman Medical Publishing Company Limited. Other correspondents include: Professor Lord Zuckerman, on using the book as an example in improving the hospitals in New Mexico [United States] (2); Frank Woolley, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Incorporated, on distribution in the United States (3); Alec Harrison, of Alec Harrison and Associates, editorial and literary agents (21); Sir James Howie, Director of the Public Health Laboratory Service; Arthur Seldon, Editorial Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs Limited, on subjects including an increase in private medical services (3); Sir Tufton Beamish [later Lord Chelwood] on the book's reference to pharmaceutical price controls; Ralph Harris, General Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs Limited (4); Melvin Lasky, Editor of Encounter Magazine on the review by Henry Miller, Professor of Neurology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (2); William Petty; Dr Wyndham Davies; [? Richard] Geoffrey Howe, Opposition Front Bench spokesman on labour and social services; Sir Henry d'Avigdor-Goldsmid; John Cashman [former Private Secretary to JEP as Minister of Health]; representatives of Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons Limited, publishers (7); Edmund Teesdale, Director of the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry.

Also includes: copy of Lord Zuckerman's pamphlet Contrast and Conformity; royalty statements; publisher's agreement; report on the New Look series of books on medical subjects; copy of Sir James Howie's address to the British Medical Association on professional virtues; transcript of a broadcast discussion between JEP and Professor Henry Miller; cuttings of reviews; pamphlet for the Conservative Political Centre, Reforming the National Health Service, by Dr Wyndham Davies; typescript of speech and cutting of an article by Geoffrey Howe on the National Health Service; review by Richard Titmuss [Professor of Social Administration, University of London, London School of Economics]; observations of the book by Ralph Harris; pamphlets and reprinted articles on health policy; copy of The Elephant and the Whale, an address by JEP as Minister of Health to the British Medical Assocation, 1961.


  • Creation: 1963-05 - 1975-09

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The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.


3 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

File 241

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1966 to 1975.

Finding aid date

2002-05-08 11:32:23+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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