Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: sanitarium

  • Sanitariums as cure for consumption

    Battle Creek Sanitarium before the fire of 1902. Willard Library Collection. Via Wikimedia. The institutions variously called sanitariums (from sanare, “to cure”) or sanitariums (from sanitas, meaning “health”) became all the rage around 1850. They were especially popular with the upper classes, as exemplified in Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain by the young Hans Castorp,…