On the Trail of the Germs (1912)

The great and good work being done by the various tuberculosis institutes and societies of the United States has long been a subject of discussion among educational bodies, charitable ... See full summary »

Director:

William V. Mong

Writer:

William V. Mong

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Cast

Cast overview:
Kathlyn Williams ... Ruth Hilton
Frank Weed ... John Boggi - the Fruit Seller
Joe Koster Joe Koster ... Joe Boggi - John's Son
Nettie Evans Nettie Evans ... John's Wife
Maud Cleveland Maud Cleveland ... The Visiting Nurse
Fannie Green Fannie Green ... Mrs. Jane Hilton
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The great and good work being done by the various tuberculosis institutes and societies of the United States has long been a subject of discussion among educational bodies, charitable institutions and people in all walks of life. In "The Trail of the Germs," great care has been taken to arrange this subject in a technically correct, absorbingly interesting dramatic form, and it presents to the public some interesting sidelights upon the prevention and cure of the Great White Plague. A fruit seller is prevailed upon to visit the Tuberculosis Dispensary. He is examined and found to be tubercular. His home in the congested district of Chicago is visited by one of the tuberculosis nurses, accompanied by a young lady friend who incidentally, is a customer of the fruit seller. The home is seen to be dark, stuffy, and poorly ventilated. The man's son is taken to the clinic, and he, too, is found to be tubercular. The young lady acquaintance of the nurse playfully submits to a test by the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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tuberculosis | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1912 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

On the Trail of the Germ See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Selig Polyscope Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Based on an idea by Dr. McMichael of the Chicago Tuberculosis Institute. See more »

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