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Sanatório Heliantia

A sanatorium refers to a medical facility for long-term illness, typically cholera or tuberculosis. Image File history File links Sanatório_Heliantia. ... Cholera (also called Asiatic cholera) is an infectious disease, caused by bacteria that are typically ingested by drinking water that is contaminated by improper sanitation, or by eating improperly cooked fish, especially shellfish. ... Tuberculous lungs show up on an X-ray image Tuberculosis is an infection with the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs (pulmonary TB) but can also affect the central nervous system (meningitis), lymphatic system, circulatory system (miliary TB), genitourinary system, bones and joints. ...

A sanatorium is distinct from a Psychiatric_hospital. According to the Saskatchewan Lung Association, when the National Anti-Tuberculosis Association was founded in 1904, it was felt that a distinction should be made between the health resorts with which people were familiar and the new tuberculosis treatment hospitals: "So they decided to use a new word which instead of being derived from the Latin noun sanitas, meaning health, would emphasize the need for scientific healing or treatment. Accordingly, they took the Latin verb root sano, meaning to heal, and adopted the new word sanatorium"[1]. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Waverly Hills Sanatorium

In the early twentieth century, tuberculosis sanatoriums were common in the United States. The first tuberculosis sanatorium for blacks was Burkeville, Virginia's Piedmont Sanatorium. Waverly Hills Sanatorium, a Louisville, Kentucky tuberculosis sanatorium, was founded in 1911. It has become a mecca for curiosity-seekers who believe it is haunted[2]. Waverly Hills sanotarium. ... Burkeville is a town located in Nottoway County, Virginia. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Official language(s) English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... Piedmont Sanatorium was a rest home for tubercular blacks in Burkeville, Virginia from 1917 to 1965. ... Waverly Hills Sanatorium, located in Louisville, Kentucky, was first constructed in 1908 and opened in 1910 as a two-story hospital to accommodate 40 to 50 tuberculosis patients. ... Louisville (usually pronounced ; see Pronunciation below) is Kentuckys largest city and the 16th largest city in the United States. ... State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Senators Mitch McConnell (R) Jim Bunning (R) Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ... 1911 was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ...

The Heliantia Sanatorium in Valadares was used for the treatment of bone tuberculosis between the 1930s and 1960s. Valadares is a small village 7km far from Oporto, Portugal. ... // Events and trends The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the global depression. ... The 1960s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ...


(Waverly Hills photo courtesy of Tom Schwartz)

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The postmark "Sanatorium, Texas" began with the opening of a post office on the campus in 1919 and disappeared on October 7, 1965, when the post office closed.
Attracting employees was difficult because of the fear of TB, low wages, and geographic isolation, therefore, the Sanatorium School for Nurses in Texas was organized in 1915 to train the needed staff.
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Nasze sanatorium oferuje leczenie m.in.: narządów ruchu, kręgosłupa, schorzeń dermatologicznych oraz reumatologicznych oraz innych.
Pobyt w Sanatorium Malinowym Zdroju łączy komfort z możliwością specjalistycznego leczenia schorzeń narządów ruchu, kręgosłupa oraz problemów skórnych.
Do dyspozycji gości w sanatorium oddano restaurację, kawiarnię oraz klub nocny, który wyposażony jest w dwa tory do gry w kręgle, dwa stoły bilardowe, piłkarzyki, darty, oraz parkiet taneczny.
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