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Tuberculosis in Blantyre, 1921

Tuberculosis is an infectious disease usually caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) bacteria. Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. The classic symptoms of active TB are a chronic cough with blood-containing sputum, fever, night sweats, and weight loss. It was historically called “consumption” due to the weight loss. Tuberculosis […]

Thomas Peter (Younger) Crossbasket

Thomas Peter, (the younger) of Crossbasket and Cardarroch, was born on or before 22 April 1723, the date upon which his baptism was registered at Cadder in Lanarkshire, Scotland. His mother is not mentioned in his baptismal record but James Dunlop of Garnkirk was the principal witnesses present (godfather, or sponsor), and this suggests that […]