Birth of the National Health Service | The early history of the NHS
WRITTEN DOCUMENT 1947
23rd January, 1947
Dear Doctor Hill,
Do you think we could suitably have the compere of "Woman's Hour" say at the microphone that several listeners have asked for help about chilblains, but that doctors unfortunate don't yet know anything to speak of about chilblains; they don't know what causes them and so cannot be very helpful about cures?
It would be kind of you to let me know what you think.
Charles Hill,. sq., M.D.
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Document Type | Memo
23 January 1947
In this memo Dr Charles Hill's producer asks him if he agrees that the Woman's Hour presenter should admit that the radio doctors are powerless to answer listener queries about chilblains doctors don't know what causes them either.
Although it has long been common knowledge that chilblains happen to some people in cold conditions, the reasons why only some people get them is still not really understood.
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