With a typical family and a typical case of tuberculosis, this film emphasizes the role played by the hospital-trained nurse in the care and recovery of the patient. By explanation, demonstration, and participation, it stresses the importance of cleanliness, bed rest, separation from others, and medical direction; also proper nutrition, disposal of contaminated articles, morale, preventing the spread of tubercle bacilli, occupational therapy, and gaining the understanding and cooperation of both the patient and his family.
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Received: Apr. 25, 1955 as a donation from the National Tuberculosis Association.