The Messenger of Health

The Sanatorium Board of Manitoba was founded in the early 1900s when a group of citizens organized to establish a tuberculosis sanatorium at Ninette. The Sanatorium Board of Manitoba was officially created by the Government of Manitoba’s Sanatorium Board of Manitoba Act on February 8, 1904. In 1975, the Manitoba Lung Association was founded as a division of the Sanatorium Board of Manitoba and thereafter became the public-facing entity of the San Board.

In July of 2020, the Government of Manitoba granted a certificate of corporate continuance, making The Lung Association, Manitoba Inc. the official corporate name. The Sanatorium Board of Manitoba officially ceased to exist when The Sanitorium Board Act was repealed in June 2022.

The Messenger of Health was a monthly periodical published by the Sanatorium Board of Manitoba “to promote better health in Manitoba.” Each issue contained articles that covered the latest news in tuberculosis treatment, updates on the sanatoria, cartoons, and health advice.

The TB Archive features select digitized issues including August 1940, and June 1944 to May 1958. Physical copies of an incomplete run of the journal from 1941-1951, 1958 are available at the University of Manitoba, Archives and Special Collections, Rare Book Room.

Journal. The Messenger of Health
© Sanatorium Board of Manitoba
Source: Manitoba Lung Association
Identifier: (OCoLC) 85503777
Publisher: Ninette and Winnipeg: Sanatorium Board of Manitoba
Published: Ninette, Manitoba: Published by patients of the Manitoba Sanatorium
[Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 1938)]-
Ceased publication with the closing of the Sanatorium at Ninette in 1972