‘How far do Sources 2 and 3 support the impression given in Source 1 of the way Bevan dealt with the medical profession in 1948? Explain your answer, using the evidence of sources 1, 2 and 3.’

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‘How far do Sources 2 and 3 support the impression given in Source 1 of the way Bevan dealt with the medical profession in 1948? Explain your answer, using the evidence of sources 1, 2 and 3.’ The impression that source one gives is that Bevan forced the National Health Service on doctors in 1948. Details from the source show this impression through the size of Bevan compared to the doctors. The size of Bevan shows us how powerful Bevan was in compared to the small size of the doctors’ who have no power and have to listen to Bevan to all times and whatever he says must go. The source details show the doctors were against the NHS through the sick faces of the doctors as they line up to take their medicine from the pot which has the words NHS written on it. The Doctors say “It still tastes awful” this quote shows the doctors’ are not willing to accept that the NHS will be formed as they are forcefully swallowing the medicine we can suggest that the taste of the medicine wasn’t very nice showing that the NHS was something that was unfair to the doctors and it shows that the doctors aren’t very happy with the introduction of the NHS as it will affect the doctors more than the public in terms of working hours and their wages. Source two has the same impression as source one; doctors were forced to accept the National Health Service by Bevan. Details from this source 2 show this through these quotes, “There will be a considerable degree of ratting” This means that the doctors will ultimately give up the fight because Bevan is too powerful to stand up to and they have no chance in stopping the introduction of the NHS. Also “Unfortunately, the economic sanctions which Bevan can draw against us are grim” This quotation also shows how the doctors’ were unhappy with the NHS scheme. “90 per cent vote amongst doctors against the National Health Service Act, and tempers are rising on all sides.” This quotation supports the impression and messages that source one tells us....
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