Cartoon of TB Bacillus “scoring a cavity.”
Cartoons such as this were often printed in TB publications both as humorous distractions and as illustrations of the serious nature of the disease. Many such drawings were done by sanatoria patients, who also wrote poems and articles. San Beams was published by the patients of the St. John's Sanatorium.
From San Beams Vol. 3 No. 1, April-May 1955, p. 7. Image courtesy of Newfoundland and Labrador Collection, Provincial Resource Library, A.C. Hunter Library, St. John's, NL.