"Not a shack in the woods": architecture for tuberculosis in Muskoka and Toronto.

@article{Adams2006NotAS,
  title={"Not a shack in the woods": architecture for tuberculosis in Muskoka and Toronto.},
  author={A. Adams and S. Burke},
  journal={Canadian bulletin of medical history = Bulletin canadien d'histoire de la medecine},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={
          429-55
        }
}
  • A. Adams, S. Burke
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Canadian bulletin of medical history = Bulletin canadien d'histoire de la medecine
This paper explores architecture as a primary source in the history of tuberculosis. In comparing five Ontario sanatoria built between 1897 and 1923, we identify a range of types and a growing resemblance of ex-urban TB sanatoria to urban hospitals. Existing literature on Canadian TB hospital architecture suggests the endurance of picturesque architecture, but the cottage plan was only one of the types deemed appropriate for consumptives in the early 20th century, even in Muskoka. Furthermore… Expand

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