Tuberculosis


Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious infectious disease which attacks the lungs and other parts of the body. It is caused by certain strains of bacteria, especially mycobacterium tuberculosis, and is spread by airborne droplets from the coughs or sneezes of an infected person. Symptoms can include persistent coughing, phlegm with blood, night sweats and fever.(NHS Choices).

History: TB was a major public concern in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In the early 1800s around a quarter of all deaths in England were due to TB, known then as "consumption". It was most concentrated in the urban poor. It wasn't until the 1880s that TB was determined to be contagious, after which infected people went to a TB 'sanatorium' or 'fever hospital', many of which resembled prisons. Examples in the North East included Hebburn Fever Hospital and the TB sanatorium in the City Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Walker. Local heroine Grace Darling died from TB in Bambrugh in 1842.

As living conditions and sanitation improved, the rates of TB in Britain began to reduce. In 1946, the antibiotic streptomycin was developed and provided an effective treatment for TB. Also, with the establishment of the NHS after World War 2 public vaccination programmes against TB, using the BCG vaccine, drastically reduced incidence of the disease.

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Tyne and Wear HER(7524): Low Fell, Joicey Road Open Air School
- Sitelines - "The Joicey Road Open-Air School for "sickly" children was proposed in 1924 but not opened until 1937. This is a rare and well-preserved, if late, example of an open-air ...

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Image from page 152 of "A Reference handbook of the medical sciences embracing the entire range of scientific and practical medicine and allied science" (1900)

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Mycobaterium tuberculosis

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Life before National Health Service (NHS)

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A History of Tuberculosis | MSF |

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The White Plague: A Social History of Tuberculosis - Professor Sir Richard J. Evans

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Twenty-first Century Threats: Tuberculosis - Professor William Ayliffe

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Defeat Tuberculosis (1950)

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Immunisation: A Lifetime of Protection (197?)

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Stannington Sanatorium Reel 2 (1920-1930)

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L0016015 Stannington Sanatorium.

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L0074279 Plate VI; Tuberculosis, lung with abscesses & gangrene

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Grace Darling (1815-1842)
- Overview Further Information Timeline Grace Horsley Darling was born in Bambrugh in 1815. Grace was a lighthouse keeper's daughter and spent much of her life living on the Farne Islands; ...
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L0074383 Tuberculous lungs. Robert Carswell 1830s

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L0074300 Man suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis, Baumgartner,

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L0026799 A Handbook of the Open Air Treatment

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L0013964 Brockley Hill sanatorium for Tuberculosis

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V0047914 Liverpool TB screening campaign leaflet

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