Description

Article from Irish Press's 'Slum Evil' Series, October 6th 1936 p.9 'Dublin's infantile death rate demands slum abolition'

Sub-headings - 'Massacre of the Innocents' - reasons why figures cannot be reduced substantially' - 'Tenement Children's Heritage' Three photographs accompanying article - 1. Dr. J.A.Harbison, Dublin County M.O. who 'deplores neglect'; 2. Shows a crowd of tenement dwellers including many children: 'in a sombre court off Charlotte Street' staring wistfully upwards 'looking for sunlight' 3. Headed 'Death takes a holiday from the tenements' shows 'Little Christopher' a TB sufferer from Cumberland Street whose life was saved when his family was re-housed 'in airy Crumlin'.

Includes Dr. Harbison's comments - also comments from other public health officials

Item Type

Still Image

Original Format

Newspaper article

Publisher

Irish Press

Creator

Harbison, Dr.

Collection

About this item

Subject

Housing conditions, relative deprivation

Contributor

Irish Press

Provenance

06.10.1936

Date Added

05.06.2009

Citation

Harbison, Dr., "'Dublin's Infantile Death Rate Demands Slum Abolition'." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #116 (accessed September 22 2017, 1:46 am)