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Coughs, Sneezes and Diseases


On 16th February 600 AD Pope Gregory the Great decreed that saying “God Bless You" was the correct response to a sneeze. There are others that come to mind - Gesundheit !!


In this time of Covid and Omicron we are all aware of sneezing etiquette. So keep in mind the world has been through many plagues and illnesses .


One such illness was tuberculosis and a special hospital was built outside of Perth to send sufferers. It also included a leprosarium also known as a 'Lazarette'. The Wooroloo Sanatorium was opened in May 1915. It closed in 1970 and is now a minimum security prison.


Female Patient in a ward at the Wooroloo Sanitorium



Open Wooroloo Sanitorium




Wooroloo Train Station



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