Fonds SATL - The Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis League fonds

Dr. Seymour Formal Portrait Dr. Barnett Informal Portrait Dr. Hamilton Informal Portrait TB Survey at the University of Saskatchewan

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The Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis League fonds

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  • Textual record

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SATL

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  • 1911-1987 (Creation)
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    Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis League

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31 cm of textual records (1 box ; 26 x 31 cm or smaller)

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(1911-Present)

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The "Great White Plague" was the name used to describe tuberculosis. To fight the highly contagious disease the Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis League was formed in 1911. Under its auspices Fort Qu'Appelle Sanatorium, was opened in 1917 to provide rest and fresh air. But the cure was long and tedious; few could afford to remain until they were healed. So in 1929, through the League's urging, Saskatchewan was the first province to make the care and treatment of tuberculosis free of charge.

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Fonds contains records and photos from the Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis League not directly linked to the sanatoriums. This includes mass surveys, vaccination campaigns, ACT Shows, and other topics pertaining to general operation in the province.

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Contact Lung Sask.

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  • English

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Lung Sask, Saskatoon

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