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Clinics for Tuberculosis Screenings in Radford, Virginia advertisement

 Collection
Identifier: AC-556

Scope and Contents

In the 1920s, free chest examinations were offered in clinics as it was a very serious illness that accounted for one out of five deaths in the 1870s, often described as a plague. Drugs to combat this disease were not discovered until the 1940s. This free clinic advertised in Radford, Virginia gave separate clinic dates for the "whites," children, and "colored." The flyer also gives symptoms of tuberculosis to encourage people to come.

Dates

  • circa 1920

Language

English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.

Historical Note

Further information about these tuberculosis screening clinics is not available.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This is a flyer announcing "Free Chest Examinations" in Radford, Virginia, sponsored by the Radford Tuberculosis Committee, in cooperation with State Board of Health Bureau of Tuberculosis. Days and places are given, circa 1920.

Arrangement

This is a single-item collection.

Acquisitions Information

It was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish, September 2001. Accession number is AC.2001.082.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.
Title
AC.556: Clinics for Tuberculosis Screenings in Radford, Virginia Advertisement, circa 1920
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Anita Elliott
Date
3/14/2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

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