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Why does the Government today care about people's health?

Why does the Government today care about people's health?
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Key Info
  • Why does the Government today care about people's health?
  • Duration: 01:07
  • Using news clips of recent e-coli food poisoning, BSE scares and water contamination, the film asks why today's government is so heavily involved in public health, and why previous governments were not.
  • Credits: North West Film Archive, British Pathé, Huntley Film Archive, The Wellcome Institute
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    Medicine Through Time

  • Keywords: medicine through time, government, public health, department of health, illness, healthcare, health scares, health laws
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used as an initial stimulus material: students could be asked to speculate, discuss and/or research why government intervention has changed.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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