January 5, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(1):55-56. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520270061010

A sanatorium for consumptives is being established in the forest reserves of Pennsylvania.1 This state has at present the unique position of having large state forestry reservations, a state school of forestry devoted exclusively to the training of young men for its forest service and liberal forest laws. Some time ago the State Forestry Commissioner announced that citizens of Pennsylvania are entitled to the privilege of using the forestry reservation of the state under proper restrictions as a residence while regaining health, and recommended it especially to those in need of the fresh-air treatment for tuberculosis. This privilege has been utilized, with the aid of the state, in the establishment of the South Mountain Camp Sanatorium. In the spring of 1903 Dr. J. T. Rothrock, who was at that time commissioner of forestry, started the construction of a few small cabins for the use of such patients. At first

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