Margaret remembers the doctor

Tonsil time

Photo:Wearing my Dad's fireman's hat

Wearing my Dad's fireman's hat

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Aged one

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I was quite young when the NHS came in. Your own doctor came to visit you, you always knew them. When I was four I had my tonsils out. There were no pre-meds then, they put a gas mask over my face and I struggled until I passed out. They gave me jelly and ice cream when I came round.

Very strict visiting hours, a bell was rung at the end.

Everyone was scared of the school dentist with the drill that worked with a foot pedal".

This page was added by Jane Turner on 27/01/2008.

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