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Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925 - Image 95. 1925. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 2, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5543/show/5526.

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(1925). Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925 - Image 95. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5543/show/5526

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Title Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925
Contributor (Local)
  • British Women Trade Unionist Delegation
Publisher W. P. Coates
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London, England
Date 1925
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Labor unions
  • Women
  • Economics
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Social conditions
  • Employment
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
  • Image
Original Item Extent xxi, 88 pages, 1 leaf including frontispiece, illustrations, portraits, facsimiles folded plates; 26 cm
Original Item Location DK265.B67385
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8302907~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript \ building is meticulously clean. In addition to the bedrooms, dining rooms, consultation rooms, dispensaries, and the usual domestic offices, fine comfortable rest rooms, as well as a hall for meetings and entertainments, are provided. All the fittings, as also the kitchen arrangements, are of the most modern type. The only thing that struck us unfavourably was the situation of the laundry in the basement of the building ; we were informed, however, that this was only a temporary arrangement, eventually a laundry was to be constructed away from the sanatorium altogether, and the basement would be used only for storing purposes. The sanatorium contains 110 rooms for 205 patients in the first stage of tuberculosis. During the summer season it is calculated to provide treatment for 600 patients. Each patient spends six weeks at the sanatorium, and only in urgent cases is this period prolonged. During this time, the doctor informed us, there is generally a very marked improvement, but as soon as the financial position of the country improves and more sanatoria can be provided, it is hoped to prolong the stay of the patients until a more or less permanent cure has been effected. At present, with the meagre means still at their disposal, and the large number of cases requiring treatment, they have to do the best they can. Here, as usual, 80 per cent, of the patients are workers from the bench, about 5 per cent, are peasants, and the rest teachers and clerical workers. We met at this sanatorium men and women workers of all trades : garment workers, textile workers, printers and paper makers, tobacco workers and so on. All of them seemed very pleased with their surroundings. They considered the treatment and conditions at the sanatorium very good, and were most eager to learn the exact condition of the British workers in their particular trade, as well as the general position of the British Labour Movement. Following an old Russian custom, the delegation was presented in the bakery with an offering of bread and salt by the head baker. Here, as in practically every other sanatorium and rest home we visited, the staff, from head doctor to kitchen maid, seemed deeply interested in their work and considered their present conditions a great improvement on those obtaining before the revolution. Night Sanatoria These are institutions provided for workers who are well enough to continue their work, but arc not very strong, and need better food, rest, and living conditions than they can get at home, as well as a certain amount of regular medical attention. This is a comparatively new development, but night sanatoria are springing up in many parts of the country. We were invited to visit some of these sanatoria in Moscow, Leningrad, Kharkov, and other towns. Unfortunately lack of time prevented us visiting many of these sanatoria, but we give below the description of one of those we saw in Kharkov which seems to be typical of most of the others. This sanatorium accommodates seventy-five workers, both men and women. We arrived unexpectedly when they were having supper. We recognised a number of the workers who had been at work at some of the factories we had visited the previous day. The sanatorium is situated outside the town in extensive grounds of its own. It is fitted with cloak rooms and baths. When the workers arrive after their day (79)