The Fracture Movement

  • Roger Cooter
Part of the Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History book series (STMMH)


Fractures, like crippled children, were a major interwar issue. By the 1930s, provision for their treatment — or, rather, the lack of it — was nearly as topical as tuberculosis and maternal health. The subject was extensively discussed in the press, became a subject of government inquiry, and in various ways forged new links between medicine, industry, trade unions, and local and national government. The BMA, the British Hospitals’ Association, the Federation of British Industry, the Federated Employers’ Insurance Association, the Trades Union Congress (TUC), and the London County Council (LCQ, along with the Ministries of Health, Labour and Pensions were only some of the more visible parties to become actively involved in the issue.


Fracture Treatment Fracture Clinic Fracture Case Municipal Hospital Accident Case 
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  • Roger Cooter
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  1. 1.Wellcome Unit for the History of MedicineUniversity of ManchesterUK

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