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November 29, 1902

THE ARMY HOSPITAL AND SANATORIUM FOR THE TREATMENT OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS, AT FORT BAYARD, NEW MEXICO.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(22):1373-1379. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480480015001d
Abstract

In the paper which I had the honor to present to this Section in 1900 I briefly described the establishment of the general hospital for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis in the military post of Fort Bayard, located in the dry mountainous region of southern New Mexico at an altitude of 6,040 feet. I then stated that all the buildings of the post, and the water system and sewerage, were very much dilapidated. These are now in good repair, entirely new and modern plumbing has been installed, but as yet no new buildings for the accommodation of patients have been erected. A glass solarium with steel framework (on the paradigm system) which was contracted for in June, 1901, is now nearing completion and will afford excellent protection from the high winds which occasionally prevail, especially during the spring.

The climate of Fort Bayard permits of comfortable outdoor life during the

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