The Illustrated History of the Ottawa Tent Colony (America Through Time) (Paperback)

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At the turn of the twentieth century, it was a belief that fresh air, rest and a nutritional diet was the best way to treat tuberculosis patients. Dr. J. W. Pettit implemented this therapy by establishing the Ottawa Tent Colony in 1904. Antibiotics had not been developed at that time, so the fresh air treatment was the only option. TB patients were kept in canvas tents or open wooden huts outdoors, in freezing winters and blazing hot summers. It might seem odd today, but it worked for those in the early stages of the disease. Here is the amazing story.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781634993340
ISBN-10: 1634993349
Publisher: America Through Time
Publication Date: June 28th, 2021
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: America Through Time

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