In 1951, when Jean Anderson was diagnosed with tuberculosis, she was only thirteen years old. At a time when for most girls the possibilities of life are opening up, Jean was separated from her friends, taken from her home and confined in a sanatorium. Here, in spite of new so-called wonder drugs and innovative treatment techniques, the battle against TB was often lost. Many of the friendships Jean made were to end in death, and it was to be four years before her own life-saving operation and her return home.
Jean believes she learned more from her time in Law Hospital than she has ever learned since. Now, looking back over those years in Law Hospital, she explains how in spite of everything she will always be grateful to the staff and fellow patients who taught her so much.
ISBN 978 07223 4873-4
Paperback – 142 pages