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Tuberculosis Sanatorium at Ulverston

Fresh air is good for you - by order of your doctor.

Non-Fiction 1926 16 mins Silent

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At the High Carley tuberculosis sanatorium, opened in 1916 in the clean Lakeland air, we follow a patient from admission to release, months later. This film is a fascinating record of the medical treatment of its day; in the days before vaccines and antibiotics, rest and fresh air were the only effective treatment for this highly infectious disease, which disproportionately affected young adults.