Category Archives: TB

Brawley, California 1948 by Carlos Najera

I am working now in the Imperial Valley for the Irrigation District. There are many miles of canals and smaller channels and ditches that feed the thirsty land.   This valley has become one of the richest agricultural regions in … Continue reading

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The Sisters by Joseph E. Najera

I found this pic on the internet. I know I have been here before, but I have no memory of it. Google Images identified this as the Maryknoll Hospital in Monrovia, California. Here they took care of sufferers of the … Continue reading

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The World According to Bugs #2 by Joseph and Carlos Najera

My mother was diagnosed with TB shortly after I was born. In 1950 she was placed in the Maryknoll Hospital in Monrovia, California. My father could not take care of us four kids and work full-time so he sent us … Continue reading

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The World According to Bugs #1 by Joseph and Carlos Najera

TB, or Tuberculosis, is a highly contagious disease. It consists of bacterium that attacks the lungs and can spread to other parts of the body. If not treated, it is fatal. It spreads through the air. You may be in … Continue reading

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