Police Public Call Box in the snow, London
A Police Public Call Box, on a London street on a snowy day. The Metropolitan Police introduced police boxes throughout the London area between 1928 and 1937. The one pictured is a Mackenzie Trench style police box, made famous by the long-running TV series, Doctor Who. The boxes were installed so that members of the public could make emergency calls to the police, but many boxes are now disused or have been withdrawn from service because of the prevalence of the mobile phone.
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Advert for using a telephone
'It pays to telephone'! Remember - a telephone in your home saves you time, money, and worry, and minimises inconvenience, anxiety, and loneliness. It places you within a few seconds' talking distance of all the other people who are already 'on the phone,' while, in cases of emergency, you can summon the doctor, or call the police in a few moments. Date: 1928
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Konstantin Buteyko, Soviet doctor
Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko (1923-2003), Soviet medical doctor and researcher. In the 1950s, Buteyko, a Ukrainian, developed a theory on the effects of deep breathing (hyperventilation). He believed that diseases such as asthma are caused by a drop in carbon dioxide blood levels brought on by hyperventilation. Buteyko said that shallow breathing restores these levels to normal. He established a laboratory in Siberia, treating over 1000 people in the 1960s, despite attempted Soviet suppression. The Buteyko method is controversial; sceptics say it works because of a psychological (placebo) effect. Photographed in 1987.
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