Evergreen Park Cottage Sanatorium
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 46° 30.909 W 091° 42.004
15T E 599718 N 5152107
Quick Description: Evergreen Park Cottage Sanatorium Marker in Lake Nebagamon.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/6/2008 7:31:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM4CT6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 26

Long Description:
Here, in 1903, Dr. W.B. Hopkins, Cumberland, opened the first tuberculosis sanatorium in Wisconsin. He built an office and three one-story frame buildings with screen sides--the men's ward, the women's ward and a dining hall.

Hopkins treated tuberculosis cases here in summer. He wrote of the "pure air, day and night" and a program of close medical attention, good food and restrained exercise to keep the patient "cheerful and hopeful, temperate in all things".

Weekly rates were $15, or a patient could build a little cabin on the grounds and get medical treatment for $10 monthly. Physicians volunteered their services, among them, Dr. F.G. Johnson, Lake Nebagamon.

Operating losses caused the sanatorium to be abandoned in 1905. It was a brave effort that stimulated inquiry into the treatment of tuberculosis in Wisconsin.

Erected 1966
The State Medical Society of Wisconsin
County: Douglas

Location: Other

MarkerID: 151

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