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)
Photograph by Green & Hahn
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