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PIONEERING HOSPITAL MARKS 100 YEARS

Apioneering heart and lung hospital that began life as a First World War tuberculosis colony is celebrating its centenary as its prepares for a new chapter in its story.

Royal Papworth Hospital, centred on Papworth Hall, 13 miles outside Cambridge, launched its centenary celebrations on 12 February to mark 100 years to the day when 17 patients arrived for TB treatment, many of them soldiers from the Front. Cases of TB surged in WW1, killing thousands a year. In 1915, more than 41,000 people died of TB in the UK.

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