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Following the recuperation and treatment of patient Frank Thompson, Papworth Village Settlement is an account of the varied medical and social services available to sufferers of tuberculosis at Papworth.
The care of tubercular patients
'At this village community tubercular patients are not only assisted to regain their health, but are trained for suitable light work in the Settlement's factories, where they can earn a living without a fear of loss of employment owing to their disability. Many patients are able to live in separate houses with their families.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)
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