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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE MIAMI: c. 1960s

Ray Brook: 1909

Ray Brook: 1909

Saranac Lake, New York, circa 1909. "State hospital, Ray Brook sanatorium, Adirondack Mountains." "House tents" at the New York State Hospital for Incipient Pulmonary Tuberculosis. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

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Someone went to a great deal of effort to create a beautiful place to wait in vain for fresh air to "cure" the killer cough.

[Not necessarily in vain -- the body's immune system can clear the lungs completely of tuberculosis bacteria, or sequester them so that the infection becomes asymptomatic. The sanitariums provided the rest and nutrition responsible for countless cures and recoveries. -Dave]

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