Friday, March 25, 2016

Tents Or Shacks: The Consumptive Dilemma

The Detroit Free Press, May 14, 1905
What did a Cincinnati doctor know that an Eloise physician didn't? Apparently, nothing because 17 years later E. L. Shurly's outdoor tents were still going strong and seemed to prove quite effective in the battle against tuberculosis and corollary illnesses.

Since I'm not particularly schooled in TB treatment I can't say whether or not the shacks that Dr. Benjamin Lyle promoted were more effective. They were definitely less cost-efficient though more fashionable and architecturally pleasing.

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