Cresson TB Sanatorium Remembered
Links
 
On this page I'll list  links to other web sites that have information pertaining to the Cresson sanatorium and TB in general.  

CRESSON SAN INFO

http://www.cambriacountyhistorical.com/index.htm     Some Info & photos of Cresson sanatorium

http://www.camgenpa.com    Cambria County, Pa Genealogy web site with loads of info including some san photos.  (Do search on 'sanatorium')

http://www.asylumprojects.org/index.php?title=Lawrence_Frick_State_Hospital   Asylum Projects 

http://pclocalhistory.wikispaces.com/

This website contains brief excerpts from live interviews conducted with local residents of the Cresson area who have a past association with the Laurence F. Flick State Hospital (formerly Cresson TB Sanatorium), either as patients or staff.  The interviews were conducted by Mr. Tomaselli's Pennsylvania History class in the Fall of 2009. 

http://www.wqed.org/tv/experience/?id=291
Pittsburgh PBS Station WQED video about the Cresson TB Sanatorium entitled:  Cresson: Remembering Life at "The San".

OTHER SANATORIUM SITES

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&File_Id=3928   History of Seattle’s Fight Against TB (Do search on "Firland" for several articles about Firland Sanatorium  and patient writeups)

http://whsmemorial.tripod.com/id29.html   Waverly Hills Sanatorium Treatments For TB Patients 

http://www.therealwaverlyhills.com/contact.htm   The Waverly Hills Sanatorium
 

http://genealogytrails.com/cal/placer/Cemeteries/weimarhistorybook.html      The Weimar Joint Sanatorium and the Weimar Cemetery 

 http://www.lung.ca/tb/index.html    Canada’s Role In Fighting Tuberculosis 

 PREVENTORIUM SITES 
 

American Public Health Association 1930  article “What Is A Preventorium” is at http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/pagerender.fcgi?artid=1555984&pageindex=1

http://www.ajph.org/cgi/reprint/15/9/764.pdf    Sun Worshipping In Pennsylvania Kids

 For many photos of children at a preventorium, go to http://public.fotki.com/Preventorium/preventorium-photos/  An excellant book on this subject is entitled "Saving Sickly Children: The Tuberculosis Preventorium in American Life, 1909-1970"   by Cynthia A. Connolly   182 Pages    Published 2008

  

 TB SITES 
http://tbphotovoice.org/

The TB PhotoVoice Project provides cameras to tuberculosis (TB) affected community members (survivors, caregivers, friends, family) who take photographs that help them identify and improve their communities. The photographs represent what is happening in the participants’ lives and serve as a point for discussion about what can be done to change the present situation in regards to TB, stigma, education and related issues. These photographs and their accompanying narratives give a face and voice to TB.


MISCELLANEOUS SITES
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//www.ratical.org/radiation/CNR/PBC/chp1F.html#pneumothorax
 
The Truth About Radiation Dangers (Breast Cancer Dangers Due To Fluoroscopy Radiation  While Taking Pneumothorax

 http://www.archive.org/stream/tuberculosishos00carr#page/17/mode/1up     A book published in 1911 entitled "Tubersulosis Hospital and Sanatorium Design" by Thomas Spees Carrington, M.D.  It contains many photos of existing TB sans and patient cottages. 

 (http://www.lung.org/  The American Lung Association is doing a great job fighting for clean lungs and clean air.
 
 (http://quitsmokingcommunity.org/  The Quit Smoking Community has lots of info on smoking and its effects.
 
(https://tobaccofreelife.org/)  Information and tips on how to get started, make a plan and stay tobacco-free.

 
 
 BOOKS ABOUT TB SANATORIUM EXPERIENCES

"A Child of Sanitariums" by Gloria Paris.  In the 1930's at age 5, Gloria was diagnosed with skeletal TB and went through treatment and surgeries until she was discharged at age 14. 


"The Plague and I"  by Betty MacDonald.  Betty contracted TB and spent 9 months at Firland Sanatorium, outside Seattle, recovering. This book is a record of that experience. The tone is light-hearted and humorous and is an easy read.  Click the following link for a more in-depth synopsis:
http://apenguinaweek.blogspot.com/2011/02/penguin-no-1394-plague-and-i-by-betty.html


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