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Sacramento Tuberculosis Association records
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Description
Founded in 1919, the Sacramento Tuberculosis Association was dedicated to eradicating the communicable lung disease by educating Sacramentans about its spread and assisting patients through the process of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. This collection is comprised of annual reports for the Sacramento Tuberculosis Association from 1933-1936 and 1943.
Background
Founded in 1919, the Sacramento Tuberculosis Association was dedicated to eradicating the communicable lung disease by educating Sacramentans about its spread and assisting patients through the process of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. The Association employed public health nurses at a clinic for those without primary care physicians located at 918½ Sixth Street. And in 1926, the association opened the Sun Mount Preventorium in Colfax for children whose parents suffered from tuberculosis. Most of the association's work in testing and rehabilitation was carried out in cooperation with the city health department and the Weimar Sanatorium, and the group also worked closely with local clubs and schools, who hosted their regular talks and film screenings. In 1962, the group became the Sacramento Tuberculosis and Health Association, and it was renamed the Sacramento Lung Association in 1973.
Extent
.1 Linear Feet (1 Archival Folder)
Availability
Collection is open for research.