Series GR-0378 - Division of Tuberculosis Control operational records

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Division of Tuberculosis Control operational records

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  • 1934-1969, 2002-2004 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Division of Tuberculosis Control

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2.5 m of textual records

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The Division of Tuberculosis Control was established in 1935 under the Department of the Provincial Secretary and within the framework of the Provincial Board of Health to coordinate all the resources available to combat tuberculosis in B.C. The administration of all provincially-run tuberculosis treatment facilities, Tranquille Sanatorium, facilities in the Vancouver General Hospital, St. Joseph's Oriental Hospital, and the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria was transferred to the new Division. In the 1940s, the Division began operating Mobile Chest Clinics that performed x-rays and tuberculin testing in communities province-wide, and also set up a compulsory six-week training course for nursing students. By the 1960s, the Division's main outpatient facility at Vancouver's Willow Chest Clinic examined 45,000 patients a year.

During the 1990s, the Division served as the province's referral centre for the prevention, control and treatment of tuberculosis. Outpatient services were provided through central clinics in Vancouver, New Westminster, and Victoria. The Division also operated Field Operations branches to serve clients elsewhere in BC. It was responsible for an outreach program to provide individualized treatment in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

By 1997, responsibility for the Division of Tuberculosis Control had been transferred from the Ministry of Health to the BC Centre for Disease Control and the Provincial Health Services Authority.

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This series consists of records of the Division of Tuberculosis Control, including files relating to Pearson Hospital, the B.C. Tuberculosis Society, committals to sanatoria, and records relating to meetings of the staff from 1934-1969. The series also consists of two annual reports issued by the Division of Tuberculosis Control between 2002 and 2004.

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Transferred to the Provincial Archives in 1978. Annual reports from 2002-2004 were transferred from the Provincial Health Services Authority in May 2016.


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These records are restricted. Please contact the BC Archives for information about access.

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Accession number(s): GR-0378, 95-4370

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