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One of the best known institutions devoted to the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis is that at Saranac Lake, New York. It is the result of the working out of an idea— the development of the best method of treating consumption, based on scientific observation, on practical clinical experience, and on laboratory research, especially with due regard to the needs of those of limited means. But while the reputation of the institution is world-wide, few realize how extensive the Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium has become. Most remarkable is the fact that, to all intents and purposes, the institution is the result of the indomitable energy, perseverance and altruistic labors of one man, and he suffering to such an extent that he was bedridden half the time, and daily fighting for his very life.
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