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May 5, 1900

PROVISION FOR CONSUMPTIVES.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(18):1137. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460180049015

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Abstract

In view of the influx of indigent consumptives into Colorado, some benevolent gentlemen of that state are reported to have projected a novel sort of institution which will combine the characters of a consumptive sanitarium and a self-supporting farm colony. It is needful they claim, in order to obtain the full benefit of the Colorado climate, to exercise the body and fully inflate the lungs with the rarefied air, hence outdoor occupation is desirable. The design is therefore to furnish light employment which will enable the not-too-far-gone consumptive to maintain himself while obtaining at the same time the full benefit of the aseptic and stimulating atmosphere. The promoters of the proposed establishment therefore are aiming to secure land near Denver, which they propose to lay out in market farms and gardens for the use of weak-lunged patients. The plans as given out are not detailed in full, but it would

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