Collapse and Expand: Architecture and Tuberculosis Therapy in Montreal, 1909, 1933, 1954

  title={Collapse and Expand: Architecture and Tuberculosis Therapy in Montreal, 1909, 1933, 1954},
  author={Annmarie Adams and Ann Schwartzman and Annmarie Kevin David Theodore},
  journal={Technology and Culture},
  pages={908 - 942}
This paper explores the complex reflexive relationships among technologies associated with tuberculosis care and treatment: the fresh air cure, surgical collapse therapy, architecture, and chemotherapy. We review the architectural histories of the Royal Edward Laurentian Hospital (now the Montreal Chest Institute) to track important transformations of treatment environments. We recount how the rest-cure prevalent at the beginning of the twentieth century started a tradition, lasting until the… Expand
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