[ The National Health Service Bill, 1946. ] Printed circular to members of the British Medical Association, from its Secretary Charles Hill, explaining the purpose of an 'Emergency Guarantee Fund' set up in case of 'any conflict which might arise'.

Charles Hill [ Baron Hill of Luton (1904-1989) ], Secretary, British Medical Association, London [ The National Health Service Bill ]
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'D.25 | 1945-46'. British Medical Association House, Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1. March, 1946.
SKU: 16979

3pp., 4to. Bifolium. In fair condition, aged and creased. An interesting piece of ephemera, relating to one of the most significant events in the history of modern Britain. The recto of the first leaf carries Hill's circular letter, with facsimile signature, beginning 'The National Health Service Bill is upon us. | In order that the profession my be financially armed for any conflict which might arise, the Council of the B.M.A. have decided that an Emergency Guarantee Fund shall be established of which certain members of the Council, the National Insurance Trust, and the Negotiating Committee will be the Trustees.' The two parts of the fund of £100,000 are described, and members are asked to contribute at least £25 each to it. Printed on both sides of the second leaf is a 'guarantee form'. which is intended to be completed, detached and sent back.