Papers relating to health

Scope and Content

Comprises of pamphlet, flyer, letter, report, questionnaires. Including research material from Australia and America.

*Letter and questionnaire, produced by the Hospital Secretary for Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital, c.1970.

*Questionnaire about local doctors services, produced by the Berkeley Women's Health Collective, California, c.1970. Research document for the Essex Road Women's Centre's own questionnaire.

*Leaflet, 'What to do at the doctor's or the hospital', produced by the Berkeley Women's Health Collective, California, USA, c.1970.

*Pamphlet, 'Medibank in the Balance; How do the Medibank changes affect you?', produced by the Self Management Group Health Workers, Brisbane, Australia, c.1970.

*Flyer, produced by the Self Management Group for a Society based on Worker's Council, Brisbane, Australia, c.1970. Comparison of different forms of healthcare.

*Pamphlet, 'The Bosses (Authoritarians) in Hospitals: Who are the Bosses? AUTHORITARIANS - HAPPINESS IS KNOWING YOUR PLACE!', produced by the Self Management Group, Health Workers, Brisbane, Australia, c.1970.

*Leaflet, 'Women and Health', produced by the Essex Road Women's Centre, c.1973. Announces the Essex Road Women's Centre is open. Lists the main purpose of the Centre as a place where women can meet and take action on a range of issues which affect them; childcare, housing, economics, work, healthcare, legal issues, family problems and isolation. Gives advice on the patient doctor relationship.

*Leaflet, 'Are you worried that you're pregnant', produced by the Essex Road Women's Centre, c1973. Advertises the Centre's pregnancy testing service.

*Questionnaire pro-forma [not completed] about local GP services, produced by the Essex Road Women's Centre, c.1973. Designed to develop a referral service of sympathetic doctors in the Islington area.

*Letter from Judith Lane, 8 Mar 1975. Relates to the issues faced by women with fertility problems. States the need for informal discussion groups in which women can discuss their feeling towards the subject of infertility. The information contained in the letter is part of a research initiative with the end outcome of a booklet to be produced by the Essex Road Women's Centre on the subject of female infertility.

*Report, 'A Libertarian Analysis of Health Care in Queensland 1824 - 1976', produced by the Self Management Group Health Workers, c.1976.

* Questionnaire reviewing the medical profession (only partially completed) produced by the Berkeley Women's Health Collective, California - amended with manuscript notes suggesting revisions and additions to questions asked, c. 1976

*An empty folder, used by the Essex Road Women's Centre, c.1973, was removed from the archive during cataloguing in 2008 [contents presumably removed and destroyed before deposit], it had the following labelling: 'Personal Medical Histories:

Ectopic Pregnancy; Sterilisation (using laparoscopy - one of best techniques); Sterilisation - laparoscopy; Amenorrhoea no periods;13 HE Personal Medical stories - we would like more of these if anyone would be interested in writing them'. On reverse: 'Personal Medical Histories: Ectopic Pregnancies; Sterilisation; Mastectomy; Fertility Clinics'.