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LYNN DOWNEY

Event date: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 6:00pm
Featured Book: 
Arequipa Sanatorium: Life in California’s Lung Resort for Women

SAN RAFAEL--

 

As San Francisco recovered from the devastating earthquake and fire of 1906, dust and ash filled the city's stuffy factories, stores, and classrooms. Dr. Philip King Brown noticed rising tuberculosis rates among the women who worked there, and he knew there were few places where they could get affordable treatment. In 1911, with the help of wealthy society women and his wife, Helen, a protégé of philanthropist Phoebe Apperson Hearst, Brown opened the Arequipa Sanatorium in Marin County. Together, Brown and his all-female staff gave new life to hundreds of working-class women suffering from tuberculosis in early twentieth-century California.

 

Based on sanatorium records Downey herself helped to preserve and interviews she conducted with former patients and others associated with Arequipa, Downey tells a vivid story of the sanatorium and its cure that Brown and his talented team of Progressive women made available to and possible for hundreds of working-class patients.

Event Location: 
San Rafael Store
850 4th Street
San Rafael
 
Arequipa Sanatorium: Life in California's Lung Resort for Women Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780806163956
Availability: Available online. Call stores for local availability.
Published: University of Oklahoma Press - September 12th, 2019

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