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'Stuffing their Mouths with Gold'

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/98
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: 'Stuffing their Mouths with Gold'
Date(s): 1982
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Neve | Michael (Michael Raymond)
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Administrative/Biographical history:

BBC Radio 3 broadcast on the origins of the NHS, 1982. The individuals interviewed included politicians, civil servants, doctors of varying political persuasions (some from the era when the NHS was introduced and some currently practising), social scientists and historians.


Scope and content/abstract:

Tapes of interviews used as the basis for a BBC Radio 3 programme entitled 'Stuffing their Mouths with Gold', on the origins of the National Health Service, broadcast in 1982. A total of ten tapes, interviewees include Rt Hon Enoch Powell, MP, Minister of Health, 1960-1963, Frank Honigsbaum, historian of the NHS, Rt Hon Michael Foot MP, biographer of Aneurin Bevan.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As set out above in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Open. The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner. Copyright assigned to the Wellcome Trust Copyright in the interviews has been assigned to CMAC apart from Dr Wand and Lord Fenner Brockway. The BBC retains a copyright interest in the programme compiled from them and the recording of Aneurin Bevan.

Finding aids:

Wellcome Library online catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

A Radio Three programme entitled 'Stuffing their Mouths with Gold' on the origins of the National Health Service was compiled by Michael Neve, Lecturer in the History of Medicine, University College London/Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, and broadcast on 27th August 1982. He subsequently presented a tape of the programme itself and the recorded interviews upon which the programme was based to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Entry compiled from Wellcome Library online catalogue by Barbara Ball.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
September 2008

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