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A Curable Disease (1912)

This story deals with the "White Plague," showing the conditions that arise in the life of a young linotyper, who contracts tuberculosis, while working on a New York daily. We are shown his... See full summary »

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Henry - A Typesetter
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Edith
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Edith's Father
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Edith's Mother
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The Doctor
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The Nurse
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This story deals with the "White Plague," showing the conditions that arise in the life of a young linotyper, who contracts tuberculosis, while working on a New York daily. We are shown his deep love for a young girl and eventually his engagement and preparations for marriage. All goes merry as a marriage bell until within few days of his wedding when he hears from the doctor that he has become a victim of this dread disease. He staggers blindly to the home of his fiancée and there is enacted that pitiable scene where two young lives stand upon the brink of separation, forced apart by the cruel hands of the disease. Fond eyes look into eyes for the last time perhaps, and dear hands clasp dear hands and the victim goes pathetically to his little hall bedroom to face the black future with only one gleam of hope, the Union Printers' Home, Colorado Springs, Colo. He travels westward and arrives at the Institution founded for these sad victims of whom he has become one. After a careful ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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tuberculosis | See All (1) »

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7 October 1912 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Edison Company production number 7135. See more »

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