- Feb 24, 2011
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I'm sure you have watched angelas ashes! Thousands died of TB in Ireland. TB was highly contagious. People living in homes were at similar risk levels to people living in inner city dublin as they too were living in large clusters. Explanation for this is very obvious! If you lived in the country area a neighbour who lived 1 mile away got it you were very unlikely to get it but you cant say the same for people living in dormsYes, they were lucky to have survived where #796 did not with death certs from home run by the Bon Secours Sisters. Despite a doctor being available to the Home - a Dr. Bodkin Costello and the Sisters, whose area of expertise is nursing care, one wonders at the alarmingly high death rate. At the same time, the community outside did not have easy access to medical attention - yet the Home on occasion had rates of infant mortality that was five times higher than outside. If that's not a story of survival, I wonder what is?