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Discharged Medically Unfit: Tuberculosis Among the Troops

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During the First World War, many members of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment were sent overseas with latent pulmonary tuberculosis. Latent tuberculosis was impossible to detect at the time since the infected did not exhibit symptoms and were not sick. However, latent tuberculosis often advanced to active tuberculosis, which was infectious, debilitating, and life-threatening. Dr. Heidi Coombs-Thorne will discuss tuberculosis during the First World War and the measures taken to treat it.

This program is included with the cost of regular admission. Free to Rooms members. Learn more at https://therooms.ca

Image Credit: The late Blanche and A. J. “Jim” Stacey


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