The treatment of pulmonary diseases in sanitaria established for the purpose, has been for a number of years a well-recognized method in Europe, especially in Germany, and during the past few years, the foundation and success of institutions in various parts of the United States, shows that the hopes of those who originated the idea were not in vain, and that much more can be done now than heretofore in combating the ravages of consumption.
To Hermann Brehmer should be given the credit of having established the first institution of the sort, about thirty-two years ago, in Görbersdorf, a little village of Silesia, situated in a well-sheltered mountain valley about 1,600 feet above the level of the sea, where phthisis was never known to arise, and where Brehmer himself recovered his health.
He conceived the idea of establishing there an institution to be devoted to the treatment of pulmonary diseases
BOWDITCH VY. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SANITARIA FOR PULMONARY DISEASES IN THE VICINITY OF OUR GREAT CITIES.Read before the Section for Clinical Medicine. Pathology and Hygiene. of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Suffolk District Medical Society, December 16, 1891. JAMA. 1892;XVIII(10):279–282. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411140001001
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