Image of the Week, August 26

Patients on the porch of Childs Infirmary at the Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium (later Trudeau Sanatorium), circa 1901. This facility was built to allow seriously ill TB patients to take advantage of sleeping in the fresh air. The porch was originally designed with skylights over the beds, shown here, which was an idea from Dr. Lawrason Brown. This new design was deemed unsuccessful and replaced with a standard solid roof. Childs Infirmary was torn down in 1966. (Historic Saranac Lake Collection, 2021.4. Courtesy of Trudeau Institute)


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