Story: Te hauora Māori i mua – history of Māori health

Mobile TB unit

This is an early mobile TB (tuberculosis) unit working in Taranaki in 1952. The use of mass miniature radiography (MMR) in these units was important because early detection is vital in the successful treatment of the disease.

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Reference: Tuberculosis and Maori people. National Film Unit, 1952

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How to cite this page:

Raeburn Lange, 'Te hauora Māori i mua – history of Māori health - Changing health, 1945 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/27262/mobile-tb-unit (accessed 5 June 2020)

Story by Raeburn Lange, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018