Thirty-six mobile X-ray units were used and in five weeks over 700,000 people were examined.
"The figures achieved in Glasgow will go down in medical history," said Bailie John Mains.
As part of the high-profile campaign, a temporary X-ray centre was opened in George Square, where office workers and shoppers would queue together to, hopefully, get the all-clear.
Although designed as a temporary structure, the building remained in the square, finding a new life as the city's tourist information office.
Log on to www.youtube.com/watch?v =21_ddVcx94s to see a fascinating Pathe News reel about the scheme.