Divided into several chapters, this educational film examines what tuberculosis is, what causes it, who is susceptible, how it is diagnosed and cured, and how to avoid contracting the disease. The narrator sternly emphasizes that tuberculosis affects people of all ages, races, and incomes. Common symptoms are described, along with typical means of transmission. The critical role of the medical professional in diagnosing and prescribing treatment is addressed, as is life inside a sanatorium. Strategies for avoiding TB are presented.
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Black and white
Technical supervision, Charles E. Lyght ; cinematography, Edward Horton ; editor, F. Howard O'Neill ; original music, Solita Palmer ; written and directed by Emerson Yorke.
Received: Apr. 25, 1955 as a donation from National Tuberculosis Association.