October 23, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(17):1405-1406. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680170059024

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The Antituberculosis Crusade in France The French minister of public health will open officially, September 27, a sanatorium for tuberculous patients which is of an entirely new type in France. It is located in the high plateau region of Passy-Praz-Coutant, near Sallanches, in Haute-Savoie, just opposite the Mount Blanc chain, at an altitude of 1,250 meters. Passengers for the sanatorium are carried in cars suspended from an electric cable traversing the valley. The sanatorium is intended for persons in moderate circumstances. Most institutions hitherto have been either free, for the poor, or expensive, for the rich. The new institution consists of a collection of châlets containing each from six to eight rooms, with private porches for air treatment. The châlets are grouped about the buildings devoted to the medical and the administrative services. There is a pavilion reserved for patients who need special care. All of the ninety-two beds became

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