People's History of the NHS


Confidence in Your Future – Chest X-Ray Poster, 1940s-1950s

This poster was produced by The Stroke Association and used bright visual imagery to encourage take-up of mass miniature X-Ray programmes in the immediate postwar years. Its central visual image, comprised of mother goose and her three goslings, contributes to a wider postwar preoccupation within health education that used images of children with their parents alongside suggestive text to encourage parents to engage in preventive health behaviours for the benefit of their children.

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