Emergency Medical Scheme

Scope and Content

Subseries relating to Platt's work for the Army Medical Service and the Emergency Medical Scheme of the Ministry of Health. Platt was a regional orthopaedic consultant to the Emergency Medical Scheme of the Ministry of Health and acted as assistant to Thomas Fairbank, the orthopaedic adviser to the Ministry of Health. He was also honorary civilian orthopaedic consultant to the Army Medical Service from 1942 to 1954. Platt played a central role in the development of orthopaedic services during the war, especially the specification and inspection of fracture clinics on a regional basis. This subseries contains a substantial file of correspondence, an information booklet, files of memoranda, reports on regional orthopaedic services and a file on the American Hospital in Britain.

See also file on proposed visit by Platt to Canada in 1941 to discuss surgery during the war, at PLA/10/3/2, and letter relating to Platt's position as consultant adviser at PLA/7/6.