First edition, first printing. The publisher's retained copy. Original blue cloth with titles in black to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely near-fine copy, the binding square and firm with just very slight wear to the extremities. The contents with the publisher's "Archive Copy" stamp to the half-title page and "File Copy" stamp to the front pastedown, are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the dustwrapper, which has the publisher's "File Copy" stamp to the front panel, a small ink numeral notation to the rear, and little toning to the spine. An excellent example of a scarce title.
Dr David Stark Murray (1900-1977) was an active campaigner for the creation of the National Health Service. In this work he outlines 'a practical scheme for a complete socialist medical service: and an answer to the various criticisms that are likely to be levelled against such a scheme'. An interesting title in the early history of the NHS. Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.
Stock code: 16931