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Tuberculosis had been a serious health problem in North Carolina from colonial times until the mid-20th-century. From the late 1940s to the early 1960s, trailers belonging to the Tuberculosis Control section of the North Carolina State Board of Health traveled the state offering chest X-rays to the general public. There was no charge for the service, which, by 1964, had taken X-ray pictures of around 500,000 people. Pittard discusses this preventative care program that helped to nearly eradicate tuberculosis in the state.