Alternative medicine: photos show British healthcare before NHS

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More than 4,000 images from 1938 to 1943 made available online by Historic England

In one image, a patient relaxes with a specially designed cigarette holder after being treated in a saline bath for burns. Another shows student nurses learning how to bandage the torso of a mannequin sporting an Errol Flynn-like moustache.

They are just two from a vast photographic collection illustrating the human face of healthcare in Britain before the dawn of the NHS, which is being made available for public viewing online.

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