Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

TB to today, a history of Fair Oaks

Email

(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.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=40&event=subscriber/lookup.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at subscriberservices@forumcomm.com and we can help you.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness