In the 1940s and early 1950s an ‘X-ray bus’ travelled to many rural Taranaki marae, including this one in South Taranaki in 1952. The unit team looked in particular for tuberculosis, which responded well to early detection.
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Reference: Tuberculosis and Maori people. National Film Unit, 1952
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