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Origins and early history of the Society for Social Medicine in the UK and Ireland
  1. J Pemberton
  1. The Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland
  1. Correspondence to:
 Professor J Pemberton, Iona, Cannonfields, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S32 1AG, UK;


This is a personal account of my recollections of the origins and early history of the Society for Social Medicine. Others may have different views of the significance of the events described or of the contributions of those concerned with its beginnings.

  • social medicine
  • history

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