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Staying Solvent: The Business of TB Treatment

John Calvin Stevens letter concerning payment, 1908

John Calvin Stevens letter concerning payment, 1908

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Maine State Archives

From the first construction and admission of the first patients, financing the institution was a challenge.

The privately owned and operated institution, offering what Superintendent Estes Nichols believed to be the most up-to-date care, needed facilities especially suited to tuberculosis care -- ventilation, sterilizing equipment, sewage disposal, construction materials that could be kept clean -- plus medical and other staff, farms to raise food, and an electrical plant.