PHOENIX – There was a drastic increased in the number of tuberculosis sanatoriums opened throughout the United States in the first half of the 20th century, including the Tucson Medical Center.
The Health and Healing in Early Tucson: The Desert Sanatorium collection chronicles what life was like at the center, which opened in 1924, through images of the treatments, buildings and surroundings taken by patients and others at the facility. It is the newest collection on the Arizona Memory Project through the State of Arizona Research Library.
Health and Healing in Early Tucson: The Desert Sanatorium highlights Tucson as one of the go-to destinations for the treatment of tuberculosis and other chronic illnesses. As one of the newest Arizona Memory Project partners, the Tucson Medical Center continues to be a leader in emergency and pediatric care in Southern Arizona.
This collection will be available indefinitely and can be viewed on any digital device at https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/custom/tmc.
For questions about this or any digital collection, or for cultural institutions interested in sharing collections on the Arizona Memory Project, contact [email protected].
The Arizona Memory Project provides free online access to the wealth of primary sources in Arizona archives, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions. The Arizona Memory Project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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