Temporarily detained: tuberculous alcoholics in Seattle, 1949 through 1960.

Repeatedly noncompliant tuberculosis patients (who are often homeless or substance users) are once again being forcibly detained. Health officials intend that confinement be used only when "less restrictive alternatives" have failed. Past programs of detention can inform current efforts. In 1949, Seattle's Firland Sanatorium established a locked ward… CONTINUE READING