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Frank Holme at the Schorgl Ranch (access required)

The Schorgl Ranch was one of a number of camps for tuberculars (commonly called “lungers’ camps”) built in the Arizona desert around the turn of the century. Because tuberculosis was highly contagious, healthy people feared infection and segregated the invalids on the outskirts of town. The tuberculars lived in tents because it was cheap, and they couldn’t afford medical care in the local sanatoriums and hospitals. Also, it was believed that fresh air was therapeutic and helped in the cure.

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