Catalogue description Local Government Board, and Ministry of Health, Health Divisions: Public Health and Poor Law Services, Local Authority Correspondence (Series I)
|Title:||Local Government Board, and Ministry of Health, Health Divisions: Public Health and Poor Law Services, Local Authority Correspondence (Series I)|
This series contains files originating for the most part in the Local Government Board and sometimes continued in the Ministry of Health, containing correspondence with local authorities, joint hospital boards and committees, asylum boards and port sanitary (later port health) authorities relating to administrative and medical aspects of public health, including poor law medical services.
Among the subjects covered are the appointment of medical officers of health and inspectors of nuisances; sanatoria; isolation hospitals; infectious and venereal diseases (otherwise in MH 23); maternity and child welfare; and poor law infirmaries. Most files cover the period 1901 to 1919.
The files are arranged alphabetically by local authority within the various categories of authority.
Further records of joint hospital boards are in
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Local Government Board, 1871-1919
Ministry of Health, 1919-1968
|Physical description:||523 file(s)|
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