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Donaldson (Sir Liam) Archive Godber, Sir George Edward, 1908 - 2009, Chief Medical Officer for England (1960 - 1973)
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Article by Sir Liam from Lessons for the Future from the Past: A Look at the Role of Regions in the NHS

Consists of report of the Senior Administrative Medical Officer's Conference 1996. Includes an article by Sir Liam on Regional Offices - 1996 Onwards, where he discusses public health adding value both at a regional and central level.

Other contributors include the then Chief Medical Officer Sir Kenneth Calman and former Chief Medical Officers Sir Donald Acheson and Sir George Godber.

Article featured on pages 11 to 13.

File of Correspondence between Sir Liam and former Chief Medical Officer Sir George Godber

Consists of 12 letters between Sir Liam and Sir George Godber, 11th Chief Medical Officer for England (1960 - 1973), regarding insights into the role and organising a lunch together.

Includes a photocopy of a photograph of Sir Liam and Sir George at this lunch.

Also includes a hand-written personal account by Sir George on his time in the position of Deputy Chief Medical Officer (under Sir John Charles from 1950 - 1960) and CMO, and political tensions between the tobacco industry and the Ministry of Health following the Royal College of Physicians Committee 1962 report Smoking and Health; the first major move against smoking, which Sir George was instrumental in setting up.