Kōrero: Gold and gold mining

Diseased and healthy lung (1 o 2)

Diseased and healthy lung

Compare these sections cut from a diseased lung with large cavities (left) and a pink, healthy lung (right). The diseased lung shows a case of miner’s phthisis (also known as silicosis) which has led to tuberculosis. Quartz dust is inhaled by miners, and trapped in the lungs causes silicosis making the victim more susceptible to diseases such as tuberculosis and pneumonia.

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Stewart Pathology Museum, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - West Coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9722/diseased-and-healthy-lung (accessed 7 June 2023)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006