Monthly Archives: May 2012

Why TB cases declined when they did

Most medical professionals will say the discovery of streptomycin as a cure accounts for the reduced incidence of the disease in the early 1960s. As a result of this decline, the Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitorium closed in 1974. In today’s Wall Street … Continue reading

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A Job in the Microbiology Lab

A guest post by Susan Cachel During the summer of 1968, I was employed in the Microbiology Lab at the Municipal TB Sanitarium. Dr. Robert Thompson {editor’s note: Governor James Thompson’s father}, the head of the lab and a very … Continue reading

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