TB to today, a history of Fair Oaks
(Editor's note: This is a two-part history of the former tuberculosis sanitorium now known as Fair Oaks Lodge. The second part of this series will run in the June 12 Pioneer Journal.)
Tuberculosis, also known as consumption or the white plague, was known as early as 4000 BC. In ancient Greece, Pliny the Elder offered these remedies: wolf's liver in thin wine, lard of a sow fed on grass, and flesh of a she-ass in broth. In 1020, it was diagnosed as contagious.
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