Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 April 2018

336 Pages | 11 black & white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781784991302

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Migrant Architects of the NHS

South Asian doctors and the reinvention of British general practice (1940s-1980s)

First Edition

Julian M. Simpson

Published by Manchester University Press

Social Histories of Medicine MUP Series

  • Provides the first study of the first generation of South Asian doctors who became GPs in the NHS
  • Addresses a major gap in our understanding of the postwar development of British general practice and the NHS
  • Demonstrates how imperial legacies and professional discrimination combined to direct doctors towards some of the most deprived parts of the UK
  • Documents the agency of doctors and their transformative roles in British society and medicine

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