Margaret Hort Trudeau Sanatorium Photograph Collection

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Margaret Hort Trudeau Sanatorium Photograph Collection
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Collection Facts

Dates of Original:
1925 - 1926

Historical Context

"The Trudeau Sanatorium, also known as the Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium, was a tuberculosis sanitarium founded by Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau in 1885. Trudeau was diagnosed with tuberculosis shortly after completing his medical training at Columbia College. To treat his illness, he moved to the Adirondack region to rest and enjoy the fresh air. He subsequently recovered and was inspired to establish his own medical practice treating tuberculosis patients with the open-air treatment. The Trudeau Sanatorium closed in 1954 after antibiotic treatments were proven successful for curing tuberculosis.
Margaret Janvier Hort was a patient and librarian in the medical library at the Trudeau Sanatorium in Saranac Lake, New York. During her time at Trudeau Sanatorium, Hort photographed its facilities. people, and surrounding area."

Scope of Collection

The collection of black-and-white photographs depicts views of the sanatorium buildings, cottages, patients, doctors, and nurses. There are also images of the area around Saranac Lake. The photographs were taken by Margaret Hort during the years 1925 and 1926.