County Sanatoriums 

The fight against tuberculosis

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This website was created by Mary Krugerud as part of a project funded by a Legacy Research Fellowship awarded to her in 2015 by the Minnesota Historical Society. Mary Krugerud is an independent researcher and historian.  She is the author of Interrupted Lives: The History of Tuberculosis in Minnesota and Glen Lake Sanatorium (2017, North Star Press, St. Cloud MN) and The Girl  in Building C: The True Story of a Teenage Tuberculosis Patient  (2018, Minnesota Historical Society Press, St. Paul). 



Minnesota's Tuberculosis Sanatoriums

Other Facilities

"Minnesota has provided institutional care for a larger proportion of her tuberculous population than any other state in the Union. She has not merely provided this care; she has brought it to the doors of her citizens. . . Minnesota has devised and put into operation a system of county hospitals. Over 60 percent of the population of the state thus has sanatorium facilities within easy reach . . ."
- Dr. J. A. Hornsby, Modern Hospital, March 1917.