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June 6, 1925


JAMA. 1925;84(23):1760. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660490052021

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A Tuberculosis Sanatorium in a High Plateau Region  The Association des villages sanatoriums, composed of physicians and laymen who are interested in the crusade against tuberculosis, has been organized to establish sanatorium beds for tuberculous persons of limited means. The founders are planning to carry out an idea that is new in France: that of a sanatorium village patterned after Trudeau on Saranac Lake. The site is in the Alps of Savoy, at an altitude of 1,200 meters, in the high-plateau region of Passy, in the department of Haute-Savoie. These plateaus have a directly southern exposure, lying just opposite Mont Blanc. They are especially well protected, being surrounded by immense forests in which promenades on a level or in slightly hilly regions may be undertaken by the patients.Alongside a central pavilion, which will contain twenty-five beds for weak patients, will be cottages with six beds each for patients who

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