residential facility providing health care for patients convalescing from long-term illnesses like tuberculosis

A sanatorium (also spelled sanitarium or sanitorium) is a medical facility for long-term illness. They were most often used for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century before the discovery of antibiotics. Sometimes, the word is used to describe different things. For example, in eastern Europe, a "sanatorium" is a type of health resort such as the Battle Creek Sanitarium. Also, a "sanitorium" is a hospital.[1][2]

The Lima Tuberculosis Hospital in 1911.

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  1. ""The Sanatorium Age:'"Sanatorium' vs. 'Sanitarium', An History of the Fight Against Tuberculosis in Canada". Archived from the original on December 15, 2004.
  2. "Sanatorium". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 5 March 2022.

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