Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for London, City of ]
Corporation of London.
PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT.
ST. BARTHOLOMEWS HOSPITAL, E.C.I.
When you were examined here to-day, there was no evidence that you were suffering from Tuberculosis
Disease of the Lungs. You need not worry any further about yourself from this point of view
1. You have more than one attack of 'flu in three months, or have 'flu when there is no epidemic,
or from which you do not cover in three weeks.
2. You feel tired for no apparent reason for one month.
3. You lose weight persistently.
4. You develop a cough which does not clear in six weeks.
5. You bring up blood in the mouth.
6. Your doctor tells you that you have pleurisy.
If you develop any of these symptoms it does not mean that you have Tuberculosis, but it does
mean that you should seek advice from a doctor. If he cannot find any definite cause you should
arrange through him to consult a Lung Specialist privately, or your local Tuberculosis Officer.