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Eight and a Half Months in the Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium: One Patient’s Experience in the 1940s

A guest blogpost by William G. Mayer My father, Joseph C. Mayer, was born in Chicago in August 1918. He lived on the near north side of the city until he married my mother in 1954. While growing up, I knew … Continue reading

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Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium Through the Eyes of a Patient-Artist

With lovely details and a light, often humorous tone, the cartoons portray ordinary moments in the lives of female patients at the Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium during the mid-1960s. Continue reading

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