Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Tuberculomucin moves to London

In 1938 Tuberculomucin was about to be introduced into the western world by a Belgian pharmaceutical company called Sanders (probably Sanders Probel, founded in 1910, and is now part of Nycomed which has a site in Brussels) when the Second World War started and everything fizzled out. Fritz and Jenny Weleminsky, their widowed daughter Marianne (pictured above) and her 11-year-old daughter Charlotte (seen as a baby in the top photo) escaped to London in January 1939. Marianne, a nurse, found work in various tuberculosis sanatoria including Burrow Hill Colony for ex-servicemen with TB, in Frimley, Surrey, and Prior Place in nearby Camberley, the country sanatorium of the London Chest Hospital.