Boxes of glass presciption bottles piled inside a day room of a former New York Tuberculosis Sanatorium.
Collapsed ceiling in a corridor of the female ward, New York Tuberculosis Sanatorium.
Medical equipment outside the treatment room of a women's pavilion at a former Tuberculosis sanatorium in New York.
Inside the women's wards at a New York Tuberculosis Sanatorium.
The four women's wards at this New York Tuberculosis Sanatorium, designed by architect Raymond F Almirall, were constructed between 1909-1911. Buildings 1, 3 and 4 were the general ward pavillions for women. Building 2 was the private room ward. The four story buildings were constructed with Southern Facing Solariums and the narrow rectangular shape helped greatly with cross-ventilation.
Sun porch in the building 1 of the women's wards at this New York Tuberculosis Hospital.
In the 20th century, treatment for tuberculosis was based on ample light and fresh air. Sun porches were constructed in most tuberculosis hospitals as it was believed they would help ail those infected with the diseases.
Broken wheelchair inside the Children's Pavillion at a New York Sanatorium.
Denture cups left behind at a New York Sanatorium.
The Children's Hospital at a New York Sanatorium was constructed in the 1930's, a few decades after the original campus was constructed in 1913.
Novel left behind inside the Children's Pavillion at a New York Tuberculosis Sanatorium.
The children's preventorium at New York Sanatorium in New York was built sometime after the original campus in 1913. The wards were constructed in such a way to allow for maximum light and air to reach the patients.
This New York Sanatorium complex opened in 1913. It was built on elevated land and the wards were dispersed into a fan-shaped arrangement with balconies and sun rooms providing light and air for the patients, two of the main treatments for tuberculosis.
Construction of the New York Sanatorium began in 1913. It consisted of eight pavillions, four men and four women's, arranged around an Administration Buidling, a Children's Hospital (shown here), a Rehabilitation Center, power plant, laboratory and Nurse's Buildings.
It was here at this hospital that the first treatment for Tuberculosis was discovered.