The Role of Transport and Telecommunications Technology in the Development of the Scottish Highlands and Islands Medical Service: A Historical Perspective

Megan Quinn* (Corresponding Author), Ben Marsden, Philip Wilson

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Abstract

The Highlands and Islands Medical Service (HIMS) was introduced across the Scottish Highlands and Islands in 1913 after the Dewar Committee, chaired by Sir
John Dewar concluded, following detailed investigation, that “the provision of medical attendance in districts situated in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland” was inadequate.
Original languageEnglish
JournalRural and Remote Health
Volume21
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 28 Jun 2021

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