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Sleeping pavilions, Maine State Sanatorium, Hebron, ca. 1909

Contributed by Maine Historic Preservation Commission

Interior and exterior sleeping pavilions for tuberculosis patients at the Maine State Sanatorium in Hebron.

Dr. Estes Nichols, the medical superintendent and founder of the sanatorium, believed that the cure for tuberculosis lay in fresh, cold air day and night, diet and rest. Patients slept outside, wrapped in blankets or fur coats, or inside, where the doors were left open to allow plenty of fresh air.

The images are from a promotional brochure the hospital used to raised money and support.

Other Information


  • Title: Sleeping pavilions, Maine State Sanatorium, Hebron, ca. 1909
  • Creator: Shaylor Engraving Co.
  • Creation Date: circa 1909
  • Subject Date: circa 1909
  • Local Name: Greenwood Mountain
  • Town: Hebron
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Engraving
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historic Preservation Commission
55 Capitol Street, 65 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0065
(207) 287-2132
http://www.maine.gov/mhpc

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