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Interviewee Michael visiting his sister Irene at Sarsfield Court Sanatorium.
Michael and Theresa are husband and wife and live on Fairhill on the north side of Cork city. Michael is 87 years old and Theresa is 85 years old. In this interview they both talk about their experiences of TB in Cork during the 1940s and the 1950s.…

CFP00728 Joe Scanlon Tuberculosis Vaccination in the Dispensary Grattan Street.mp3
Joe Scanlon, who grew up near the Grattan Street Medical Centre in Cork City, remembers the centre, and describes receiving the Tuberculosis vaccination at the age of eight. It was nicknamed ‘The Branding Iron’ among the children, and Joe gives a…
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