Sir George Godber(1908-2009), Physician
Sitter in 3 portraits
After training at the London Hospital and the London School of Hygiene, Godber became a Medical Officer at the Ministry of Health (MoH) in 1939, and was closely involved in the establishment of the National Health Service (NHS). He pursued a distinguished career in health planning and education, ensuring that specialists were evenly distributed, that general practitioners worked in teams in purpose built health centres, and that all doctors kept up to date in new educational departures. His other important initiatives included putting the contraceptive pill on prescription and public health campaigns, particularly against tobacco smoking.
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