Clinics for Tuberculosis Screenings in Radford, Virginia advertisement
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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.
- circa 1920
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Further information about these tuberculosis screening clinics is not available.
0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)
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.
This is a single-item collection.
It was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish, September 2001. Accession number is AC.2001.082.
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.
- Broadsides -- Virginia -- Radford -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Tuberculosis -- Virginia -- Radford -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- AC.556: Clinics for Tuberculosis Screenings in Radford, Virginia Advertisement, circa 1920
- Processed by Anita Elliott
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