Dr Neighbour's Surgery

1940 – 1950

A popular display is the reconstructed surgery of Dr Philip Neighbour, who practised in Amesbury from 1939 almost until his death in 1982. It illustrates the equipment, working conditions and outside interests (especially fishing) of a country physician in the era that saw the beginning of the National Health Service; in addition his waiting room is full of rural characters in their 1940s everyday clothes.

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