Archives from the former Stannington sanatorium to form part of new play series
As society grappled with how to deal with a feared and all-too-prevalent infectious disease, it was the North East which took a national lead.
Tuberculosis was a particular threat to the cramped populations living in dingy, poor housing in the urban swathes of the region.
In the days before antibiotics, the fresh air and sunshine of the countryside, plus an improved diet, was considered part of the armoury against TB.
So in 1907, Stannington sanatorium in Northumberland was opened as the first purpose-built hospital in the UK for children with TB.
A long procession of youngsters passed... read more
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