F.H. Paget, an accountant in the Indian Affairs Department, was appointed to survey the physical conditions of the schools in the West. His report served as a companion piece to Bryce's investigation. Paget found, not surprisingly, that school buildings were unfit for use and suffered from flawed heating, ventilation, and drainage facilities. He drew the logical connection between these conditions and the prevalence of disease, especially tuberculosis. The report was another example of both the government's awareness of the situation in Western residential schools and its reluctance to take action to remedy these problems.

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