• Short Summary

    THERAPEUTIC METHODS AND EQUIPMENT USED AT THE BRONCHITIS CLINIC OF THE WILLESDEN HEALTH CENTRE IN NORTH-WEST LONDON - PIONEERED BY DR CHRISTOPHER WOOD WITH APPROVAL OF THE LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY - ARE LIKELY TO PLAY A MAJOR PART IN A LATER STAGE OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT'S CURRENT ANTI-SMOKING DRIVE.

  • Description

    THERAPEUTIC METHODS AND EQUIPMENT USED AT THE BRONCHITIS CLINIC OF THE WILLESDEN HEALTH CENTRE IN NORTH-WEST LONDON - PIONEERED BY DR CHRISTOPHER WOOD WITH APPROVAL OF THE LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY - ARE LIKELY TO PLAY A MAJOR PART IN A LATER STAGE OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT'S CURRENT ANTI-SMOKING DRIVE.

    DR WOOD RUNS A GROUP THERAPY SCHEME DESIGNED TO HELP PATIENTS WITH CHEST COMPLAINTS - SENT TO HIS CLINIC BY GENERAL PRACTITIONERS, INDUSTRIAL MEDICAL OFFICERS AND X-RAY UNITS - BY PUTTING THEM THROUGH A COURSE OF EXERCISES AND WARNING THEM OF THE MULTIPLE CAUSES OF CHRONIC BRONCHITIS, OF WHICH HABITUAL SMOKING IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT.

    DISCUSSION WITH THE PATIENTS DOES NOT SPECIFICALLY STRESS SMOKING, BUT AS MOST BRONCHITIS ARE PAINFULLY AWARE THAT A SMOKER'S COUGH IS NOT HELPING THEIR CONDITION THEY CAN USUALLY BE CONVINCED OF THE NEED TO GIVE UP SMOKING. THEY ARE ENCOURAGED BY THE SUCCESS OF OTHER MEMBERS OF THE GROUP WHO HAVE ALREADY BROKEN THE HABIT, AND THEY ARE BOLSTERED BY ADVICE AND ARGUMENTS, INCLUDING THE PRESENTATION OF A CANCEROUS LUNG SPECIMEN TO THE HEAVIEST SMOKER.

    BASED ON THE EXPERIENCE THAT PEOPLE WILL COME TO A GROUP OF LEARN TO AVOID ILLNESS, THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE HOSPITAL IS NOW PLANNING TO OPEN AN ANTI-SMOKING CLINIC, ALSO RUN BY DR WOOD, ON SIMILAR LINES TO HELP PATIENTS WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM ANY CONDITION LIKELY TO BE AGGRAVATED BY SMOKING.

    SO FAR, THE GOVERNMENT'S EFFORTS - FOLLOWING THE PUBLICATION, MARCH 7, OF A REPORT BY THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS ON "SMOKING AND HEALTH", LARGELY DEVOTED TO THE ASSOCIATION OF LUNG CANCER WITH CIGARETTE SMOKING - HAVE BEEN LIMITED TO A PARLIAMENTARY TONGUE-LASHING OF TOBACCO MANUFACTURERS BY THE MINISTER OF SCIENCE, AND A NATION-WIDE ANTI-SMOKING POSTER CAMPAIGN.

    COPIES OF THE REPORT SOLD LIKE HOT CAKES AND, COMBINED WITH THE MINISTER'S ATTACK, CAUSED A TEMPORARY SLUMP IN CIGARETTE SALES AND TOBACCO SHARES. IN A COUNTER-MOVE, TOBACCO MANUFACTURERS POINTED OUT THAT NOBODY HAD YET PROVED THAT CIGARETTES ACTUALLY CAUSE CANCER, AND ANNOUNCED THE OPENING NEXT AUTUMN OF THEIR GBPL00,000 HARROGATE RESEARCH UNIT WHICH AIMS AT TRACING AND REMOVING POTENTIALLY HARMFUL CONSTITUENTS OF TOBACCO SMOKE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5GJO243IC0KI30XJ4JB4IQIG0
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GJO243IC0KI30XJ4JB4IQIG0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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