Mountain Sanitorium near Hamilton, Ontario, where scores of Eskimoes are treated each year for tuberculosis.....Though?
MOTHER GIVEN BABY
WOMEN ENTERING BUS
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Background: Mountain Sanitorium near Hamilton, Ontario, where scores of Eskimoes are treated each year for tuberculosis.....Though they usually enjoy their stay, it's a big day when the northern patients are told they're cured, and they put on their winter togs for the trip home....
When these babies were born, their mothers were T.B. patients, so the children were segregated. In these cases they don't see their mothers until the women are considered "arrested" --not cured, but improved so there's no danger of contaminating others......Thanks to recent developments in medicine and surgery, the arresting period has been cut to eighteen months --whereas it used to be at least two years.
With departure time near, a mother sees her baby for the first time since it was born.....
First leg of their journey back to the Arctic villages --a bus ride to an airport near Toronto. There they board a plane for the long flight home.....