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The Resource Chasing the cure in New Mexico : tuberculosis and the quest for health, Nancy Owen Lewis ; foreword by Joan M. Jensen

Chasing the cure in New Mexico : tuberculosis and the quest for health, Nancy Owen Lewis ; foreword by Joan M. Jensen

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Chasing the cure in New Mexico : tuberculosis and the quest for health
Title
Chasing the cure in New Mexico
Title remainder
tuberculosis and the quest for health
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Owen Lewis ; foreword by Joan M. Jensen
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book tells the story of the thousands of "health seekers" who journeyed to New Mexico from 1870 to 1940 seeking a cure for tuberculosis (TB), the leading killer in the United States at the time. By 1920 such health seekers represented an estimated 10 percent of New Mexico's population. The influx of "lungers" as they were called--many of whom remained in New Mexico--would play a critical role in New Mexico's struggle for statehood and in its growth. Nearly sixty sanatoriums were established around the state, laying the groundwork for the state's current health-care system. Among New Mexico's prominent lungers were artists Will Shuster and Carlos Vierra, who "came to heal and stayed to paint." Bronson Cutting, brought to Santa Fe on a stretcher in 1910, became the influential publisher of the Santa Fe New Mexican and a powerful U.S Senator. Others included William R. Lovelace and Edgar T. Lassetter, founders of the Lovelace Clinic, as well as Senator Clinton P. Anderson, poet Alice Corbin Henderson, architect John Gaw Meem, aviator Katherine Stinson, and Dorothy McKibben, gatekeeper for the Manhattan Project. New Mexico's most infamous outlaw, Billy the Kid, first arrived in New Mexico when his mother, Catherine Antrim, sought treatment in Silver City"--
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Lewis, Nancy Owen
Dewey number
362.19699/5009789
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Jensen, Joan M.
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  • Tuberculosis
  • New Mexico
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)
  • MEDICAL / History
  • Climatology
  • Tuberculosis
  • New Mexico
  • Tuberculosis
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Label
Chasing the cure in New Mexico : tuberculosis and the quest for health, Nancy Owen Lewis ; foreword by Joan M. Jensen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930508684
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xx, 315 pages
Isbn
9780890136126
Lccn
2015041015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930508684
Label
Chasing the cure in New Mexico : tuberculosis and the quest for health, Nancy Owen Lewis ; foreword by Joan M. Jensen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930508684
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xx, 315 pages
Isbn
9780890136126
Lccn
2015041015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930508684

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