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  • 1949-01-28 (Creation)


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On February 1, 1949, the most comprehensive Tuberculosis X-Ray Program in Tacoma's history got underway. Program organizers hoped to take chest x-rays of 100,000 Tacoma residents over the age of 15 during the following thirty days.The organizers posed with three of the 14 US Public Health Mobile X-Ray Units used during the campaign. During 1948, 38 deaths were attributed to tuberculosis in Tacoma. The group was posed beside the Engine House No. 6, 823 A St., which was demolished in 1974. Photograph ordered by the TB League, Jefferson House, Jean Hallen. (T.Times, 2/1/1949, p.5- names listed in caption)

Tuberculosis--Tacoma--1940-1950; Health--Tacoma--1940-1950; Tuberculosis League of Pierce County (Tacoma); Mobile health units--Tacoma; Radiography;

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