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Tuberculosis Collection

"Tuberculosis: A Silent Killer Unveiled" In the early 19th century, tuberculosis was a dreaded disease that plagued communities across the globe

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Shotley Bridge General Hospital, County Durham

Shotley Bridge General Hospital, County Durham
Aerial view of Shotley Bridge Hospital, County Durham. It was originally opened by the Gateshead Union in 1912 as a TB sanatorium (far right of picture)

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Highwood School, Brentwood, Essex

Highwood School, Brentwood, Essex
The administration block at Highwood (or High Wood) School, Brentwood, Essex. The school was opened by the Metropolitan Asylums Board in 1904 for the treatment of ophthalmia in children

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Highwood Hospital, Brentwood, Essex

Highwood Hospital, Brentwood, Essex
Aerial view of Highwood (or High Wood) Hospital, Brentwood, Essex, used for the care of children with tuberculosis. The site was originally opened by the Metropolitan Asylums Board in 1904 for

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Calots spinal surgery, 19th century

Calots spinal surgery, 19th century
Calots spinal surgery, 19th-century artwork. This operation is being carried out by the French surgeon Jean-Francois Calot (1861-1944) on a condition known as Potts disease

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Tuberculosis, X-ray

Tuberculosis, X-ray
Tuberculosis. X-ray of the chest of a 25 year old male patient with pulmonary tuberculosis. Affected areas of the lungs (dark areas) are shown by grainy white patches

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Highwood Hospital, Brentwood, Essex

Highwood Hospital, Brentwood, Essex
Children with tuberculosis at Highwood (or High Wood) Hospital, Brentwood, Essex. Beds were placed on the balconies to provide sun and fresh air

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Virginia Poe

Virginia Poe
VIRGINIA POE wife of Edgar Allan Poe, died of tuberculosis at age 23, thus hastening her husbands insanity

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Tuberculosis Don t kiss me! : Your kiss of affection - the g

Tuberculosis Don t kiss me! : Your kiss of affection - the germ of infection. Poster about tuberculosis in children and methods of transmission, showing a child wearing a bib

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Bacteria infecting a macrophage, SEM

Bacteria infecting a macrophage, SEM
Bacteria infecting a macrophage. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria (purple) infecting a macrophage white blood cell

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Tuberculosis Hospital, Middleton, Yorkshire

Tuberculosis Hospital, Middleton, Yorkshire
An aerial view of the Tuberculosis Hospital at Middleton, near Ilkley, in Yorkshire. Date: Date unknown

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Empire Hotel, Lowestoft, Suffolk

Empire Hotel, Lowestoft, Suffolk
The Empire Hotel at Lowestoft, Suffolk, opened in 1900. In 1921 it was acquired by the Metropolitan Asylums Board and reopened the following year as a hospital for tuberculosis patients

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Macrophage engulfing TB bacteria, SEM

Macrophage engulfing TB bacteria, SEM
Macrophage engulfing TB bacteria. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a macrophage white blood cell (purple) engulfing a tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) bacterium (pink)

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Union Workhouse, Bedale, North Yorkshire

Union Workhouse, Bedale, North Yorkshire
The Bedale Union workhouse, erected in 1839 at South End, Bedale, North Yorkshire. Two ladies in large hats converse in the foreground

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: GEORGE H. RUTH (1895-1948). Known as Babe Ruth

GEORGE H. RUTH (1895-1948). Known as Babe Ruth. Ruth selling Tubercular Christmas Seals in the lobby of Keiths Theater in Washington, D.C. 8 December 1921

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Bacteria infecting a macrophage, SEM

Bacteria infecting a macrophage, SEM
Bacteria infecting a macrophage. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria (purple) infecting a macrophage white blood cell

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Death Certificate 1943

Death Certificate 1943
Death certificate issued in 1943 for John Robert Sanderson.Cause of death was tuberculosis

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Tuberculosis Sufferer

Tuberculosis Sufferer
Diagram to show how tuberculosis manifests itself in the body of a young girl

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: 1833 Rev. William Buckland fossils colour

1833 Rev. William Buckland fossils colour
" The Reverend William Buckland D.D. F.R.S. Canon of Christ Church and Professor of Geology and Mineralogy in the University of Oxford 1833" Painted by Thomas Phillips

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Tuberculosis Bacillus

Tuberculosis Bacillus
Bacillus of tuberculosis, discovered by Koch, 1884

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Jeanne Hbuterne, 18981920, 1919, Oil, canvas, 36 x 28 3 / 4, 91. 4 73 cm, Paintings

Jeanne Hbuterne, 18981920, 1919, Oil, canvas, 36 x 28 3 / 4, 91. 4 73 cm, Paintings
Jeanne Hbuterne, 18981920, 1919, Oil, canvas, 36 x 28 3/4, 91.4 73 cm, Paintings, Amedeo Modigliani, Italian, Livorno, 18841920, Paris, Modigliani depicted, mistress, 1898-1920, twenty works, never

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Patients & nurses 'Sea Breeze Jr.', between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Patients & nurses "Sea Breeze Jr.", between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Patients & nurses "Sea Breeze Jr.", between c1910 and c1915. Shows "Junior Sea Breeze" a summer hospital for babies run by the Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: 'The Foster Sisters', by John Bostock, in the Manchester Exhibition, 1865. Creator: W Thomas

"The Foster Sisters", by John Bostock, in the Manchester Exhibition, 1865. Creator: W Thomas
"The Foster Sisters", by John Bostock, in the Manchester Exhibition, 1865. Engraving of a painting. What a contrast there is between these two maidens, though of the same age

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: A tuberculosis patient being given a direct blood transfusion from a goat, at Dr

A tuberculosis patient being given a direct blood transfusion from a goat, at Dr. Simon Bernheim's clinic
CUL4849784 A tuberculosis patient being given a direct blood transfusion from a goat, at Dr. Simon Bernheim's clinic. France, ca. 1891

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: King Edward VI of England, 1537-1553. Son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour

King Edward VI of England, 1537-1553. Son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Francis
FLO4638424 King Edward VI of England, 1537-1553. Son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Francis Bartolozzi after Hans Holbein from Facsimiles of Original Drawings

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: France, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Var (83): Toulon region, the sanatorium, 1900

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Var (83): Toulon region, the sanatorium, 1900
LUX4765367 France, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Var (83): Toulon region, the sanatorium, 1900; (add.info.: France, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Var (83): Toulon region, the sanatorium

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Members of the Tuberculosis Sanitorium

Members of the Tuberculosis Sanitorium
2626825 Members of the Tuberculosis Sanitorium; (add.info.: Group picture at the Tuberculosis Sanitorium, Phoenix Indian School, Phoenix, Arizona, c. 1890-1910.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: The death of Napoleon II, son of Napoleon I, Duke of Reichstadt (1811-1832)

The death of Napoleon II, son of Napoleon I, Duke of Reichstadt (1811-1832)
ELD4898634 The death of Napoleon II, son of Napoleon I, Duke of Reichstadt (1811-1832) at the Imperial Palace of Schonbrunn in Vienna, 1832

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Valentine Greatracks or Greatorex (1628-1666), known as Grearakes the Stroker

Valentine Greatracks or Greatorex (1628-1666), known as Grearakes the Stroker
527504 Valentine Greatracks or Greatorex (1628-1666), known as Grearakes the Stroker. Greatracks touched for the King's Evil (Scrofula) which he also treated with carrot poultices. Woodcut 1837

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: 8626376

8626376

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Robert Koch (1843-1910) German bacteriologist and physician in his laboratory

Robert Koch (1843-1910) German bacteriologist and physician in his laboratory
530414 Robert Koch (1843-1910) German bacteriologist and physician in his laboratory. In 1890 Koch introduced Tuberculin which he thought was a cure for Tuberculosis

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Processing tuberculosis serum, Marburg, Germany (colour litho)

Processing tuberculosis serum, Marburg, Germany (colour litho)
8663944 Processing tuberculosis serum, Marburg, Germany (colour litho) by Gehrke, Fritz (1855-1916); Private Collection; (add.info.: Processing tuberculosis serum, Marburg, Germany)

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Woman suffering from Lupus Vulgaris, a tubercular skin infection

Woman suffering from Lupus Vulgaris, a tubercular skin infection. From Jules Rengade Les Grands Maux et les Grands
527483 Woman suffering from Lupus Vulgaris, a tubercular skin infection. From Jules Rengade Les Grands Maux et les Grands Remedes, Paris, c1890

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: A young married couple, participants in the To Fight Consumption campaign, 1913. Creator: Unknown

A young married couple, participants in the To Fight Consumption campaign, 1913. Creator: Unknown
A young married couple, participants in the To Fight Consumption campaign, 1913. From a collection of 136 photographs of Irkutsk from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium, Adirondack Mountains, c1902. Creator: William H. Jackson

Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium, Adirondack Mountains, c1902. Creator: William H. Jackson
Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium, Adirondack Mountains, c1902

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Red Cross, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Red Cross, between 1910 and 1920

Red Cross, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Red Cross, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Red Cross, between 1910 and 1920

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Dr. Koch's Treatment for Consumption at the Royal Hospital, Berlin; Professor Pfuhl Innoculating a

Dr. Koch's Treatment for Consumption at the Royal Hospital, Berlin; Professor Pfuhl Innoculating a Creator: Unknown
Dr. Koch's Treatment for Consumption at the Royal Hospital, Berlin; Professor Pfuhl Innoculating a Patient with the Lymph, 1890. From "The Graphic

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Portrait presumed to be Louis XVII (1785-1795), between 1785 and 1795. Creator: Unknown

Portrait presumed to be Louis XVII (1785-1795), between 1785 and 1795. Creator: Unknown
Portrait presumed to be Louis XVII (1785-1795), between 1785 and 1795

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Portrait thought to be François-Victor Hugo. Creator: Unknown

Portrait thought to be François-Victor Hugo. Creator: Unknown
Portrait thought to be Francois-Victor Hugo

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Portrait d'enfant, autrefois présumé Louis XVII, . Creator: Unknown

Portrait d'enfant, autrefois présumé Louis XVII, . Creator: Unknown
Portrait d'enfant, autrefois presume Louis XVII

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Portrait de Victor Hugo avec son fils François-Victor Hugo, 1836. Creator: Auguste de Chatillon

Portrait de Victor Hugo avec son fils François-Victor Hugo, 1836. Creator: Auguste de Chatillon
Portrait de Victor Hugo avec son fils Francois-Victor Hugo, 1836

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Louis XVII separated from his mother, July 3, 1793, 1795. Creator: Jean-Jacques Hauer

Louis XVII separated from his mother, July 3, 1793, 1795. Creator: Jean-Jacques Hauer
Louis XVII separated from his mother, July 3, 1793, 1795

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Tubercular migrant in a potato pickers camp, Kern County, California, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Tubercular migrant in a potato pickers camp, Kern County, California, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Tubercular migrant in a potato pickers camp. Kern County, California

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Migrant family from Oklahoma in Texas, alongside the road, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Migrant family from Oklahoma in Texas, alongside the road, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Migrant family from Oklahoma in Texas. A family of six alongside the road. An example of how they fall between the relief agencies

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Migrant family from Oklahoma in Texas, alongside the road, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Migrant family from Oklahoma in Texas, alongside the road, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Migrant family from Oklahoma in Texas. A family of six alongside the road. An example of how they fall between the relief agencies

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Migrant family from Oklahoma in Texas, alongside the road, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Migrant family from Oklahoma in Texas, alongside the road, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Migrant family from Oklahoma in Texas. A family of six alongside the road. An example of how they fall between the relief agencies

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Tubercular mother from Oklahoma now living in the Kern migrant camp (resettlement), CA, 1936

Tubercular mother from Oklahoma now living in the Kern migrant camp (resettlement), CA, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Tubercular mother from Oklahoma now living in the Kern migrant camp (resettlement), California. She receives daily visits from the county nurse

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: A tubercular painter from Iowa and part of his family... penniless in New Mexico, 1937

A tubercular painter from Iowa and part of his family... penniless in New Mexico, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
A tubercular painter from Iowa and part of his family of nine who are stranded and penniless in New Mexico

Background imageTuberculosis Collection: Tubercular father of a family of nine who are stranded in New Mexico with no money, 1936

Tubercular father of a family of nine who are stranded in New Mexico with no money, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Tubercular father of a family of nine who are stranded in New Mexico with no money



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"Tuberculosis: A Silent Killer Unveiled" In the early 19th century, tuberculosis was a dreaded disease that plagued communities across the globe. Shotley Bridge General Hospital in County Durham and Highwood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex were among the institutions at the forefront of battling this deadly illness. Calots spinal surgery, a groundbreaking procedure developed in the 19th century, aimed to treat tuberculosis by removing infected tissue from patients' spines. This pioneering technique brought hope to countless individuals suffering from this debilitating condition. The discovery of X-ray technology revolutionized medical diagnostics and played a crucial role in identifying tuberculosis. The characteristic shadows on an X-ray image became synonymous with this infectious disease, aiding doctors in their diagnosis and treatment plans. Awareness campaigns like "Tuberculosis Don't kiss me. Your kiss of affection - the g" sought to educate people about how tuberculosis spreads through close contact. Highwood School in Brentwood, Essex actively participated in raising awareness among its students and community members. Virginia Poe, wife of renowned poet Edgar Allan Poe, tragically succumbed to tuberculosis at a young age. Her story serves as a reminder of how this merciless disease spared no one's life or social status. Scientists diligently studied bacteria infecting macrophages under scanning electron microscopes (SEM) to gain insights into how they interacted with human cells during infection. These microscopic images provided valuable information for developing effective treatments against tuberculosis. Even popular figures like George H. Ruth (known as Babe Ruth), who enthralled millions with his baseball prowess during the early 20th century fell victim to tuberculosis. His battle against this illness shed light on its indiscriminate nature and impact on society as a whole. The Empire Hotel located in Lowestoft, Suffolk witnessed numerous cases throughout history due to its proximity to coastal areas where sea air was believed to have therapeutic effects for respiratory ailments such as TB. In 1833, Rev.