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    Remarkable film showing occupational therapy techniques for men recovering from Tuberculosis.

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    First title reads: "This Film is Presented by The National Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis - 20 Hanover Square, London, W1."

    "Foreword - The scourge of Tuberculosis is a fact too well known to emphasise here. This film is concerned solely with that part of the curative treatment offered by the National Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis at their Colony at Burrow Hill, Surrey."

    "Our story deals with one Jim Davidson, an ex-soldier, who developed Tuberculosis. Sanatorium treatment made a great but not complete improvement. So the dispensary doctor advised longer treatment, with training in open-air work, and arranged for him to go to Burrow Hill Colony."

    "The main entrance to Burrow Hill Colony." L/S of an open gate with trees all around it - a path stretches into the distance. "Jim arrives in a taxi and is met by an orderly and taken to his cubicle." Taxi is driven past the camera and through the gate.

    Taxi pulls up and Jim climbs out. A man takes his case and leads Jim to a little cabin which is presumably his living accommodation. "A medical examination is, of course, the first essential." M/S of Jim taking off his shirt and sitting down. He looks a little nervous as the doctor asks him questions and checks his medical records. The doctor uses his fingers to tap Jim's chest.

    "Now back to his cubicle, having, on his way, been given some strong boots for garden work." L/S of Jim emerging from a wooden building. He walks through the gardens. A man in a white coat helps him to put on his boots. Continued.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:11:04:00 / 01:13:37:00

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