A house tent at the state sanatorium in Ray Brook

A typical house tent, at the state sanatorium, originally named The New York State Hospital for Incipient Pulmonary Tuberculosis. House tents and screen rooms were used to house patients year round as it was felt the fresh air would cure TB. Circa 1909. Ray Brook, NY. Courtesy of Historic Saranac Lake.

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