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Tuberculosis sanatorium

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Type: Black-and-white photographs
Title: Tuberculosis sanatorium
Date: 1911
Description: Photograph of a public tuberculosis sanatorium, located in Alto, Georgia, in Banks County. A porch runs along the front of the dark wooden-frame building. A nurse and several patients stand on the porch.

In 1911 the state of Georgia opened a public sanatorium in Banks County for the treatment of tuberculosis. The sanatorium was the state's most ambitious health project up to that time, and marked a new interest in public health, a product of the Progressive era.

Subjects: Sanatoriums--Georgia--Alto | Tuberculosis--Hospitals--Georgia--Alto | Buildings--Georgia--Alto | Porches--Georgia--Alto | Alto (Ga.)--Buildings, structures, etc. | Public health--Georgia--Alto | Nurses--Georgia--Alto | Tuberculosis--Georgia--Alto | Tuberculosis--Patients--Georgia--Alto | Alto (Ga.) | Banks County (Ga.)
Contributors: New Georgia Encyclopedia
Original Material: Abercrombie, Thomas Franklin. History of Public Health in Georgia, 1733-1950. Atlanta: Georgia. Dept. of Public Health, 1950, p. 84.
Rights and Usage: From History of Public Health in Georgia, 1733-1950, by T. F. Abercrombie.
Related Materials: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/progressive-era | Forms part of: New Georgia Encyclopedia
Persistent Link to Item: http://georgiaencyclopedia.org/file/5319

Related Institutions: New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project)
Collection Information: New Georgia Encyclopedia