Story: Child and youth health

Cashmere Hills Sanatorium (1st of 2)

Cashmere Hills Sanatorium

These children, who have tuberculosis (TB), are sunbathing outside at the Cashmere Hills Sanatorium. Exposure to sunlight was a core component of the treatment regime. From the 1940s effective drugs and vaccines were available, and all TB sanatoriums were closed by the 1960s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Free Lance Collection (PAColl-0785)
Reference: 1/2-154636-F
Photograph by Green & Hahn

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How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Child and youth health - Infectious diseases and immunisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 January 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 29 Nov 2018