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Wisconsin Tuberculosis and Consumption Sanatorium in 1919

Waukesha County Wisconsin Genealogy

Background of Tuberculois

The following is a list of Public Tuberculosis Sanatoria in Wisconsin in 1919. Many of these early public facilities were staffed and additionally funded by religious institutions or other benevolent organizations. There were also facilities called TB Boarding Houses which were not listed in this book.

See also the 1916 directory
See also History of Tuberculosis in Wisconsin
See also Criteria for Location Selection
Life in Wisconsin Sanitoriums-offsite link by John T. Wells

Source: A Directory of Sanatoria, Hospitals and Day Camps
for the Treatment of Tuberculosis in the United States , 5th edition
Compiled by the National Tuberculosis Association, 381 Fourth Avenue, New York, August 1919

WISCONSIN STATE TUBERCULOSIS SANATORIUM
STATESAN
     Waukesha County (R.R. Station, Wales)
     Opened: Nov. 7, 1907
     For incipient and moderately advanced cases
     Capacity: 196
     Rates-$15 per week for those able to pay
	others admitted at county and state expense 
     Superintendent and Medical Director: Dr. R.L. Williams
     Application should be made to the superintendent.
     More Information>>>

TOMAHAWK LAKE (ONEIDA COUNTY)
State Camp for Convalescents
     Opened: August 12, 1915
     For convalescent consumptives discharged from state, county or other sanatoria. 
     Capacity: 30
     Rates: $10 per week for those able to pay
	Indigent patients are admitted at county and state expense
     Superintendent: F.A. Reich
     Medical Director: Dr. R.L. Williams of the State Tuberculosis Sanatorium at Wales makes 
			periodical visits.
     Application should be made to the superintendent.
     How to reach: Chicago and North-Western Railway to Tomahawk Lake Station, thence by wagon 
		three miles overland or by gasoline launch via the Tomahawk Lake route.

NORTHERN WISCONSIN
STATE SANATORIUM
     Opened: Not yet in operation
     The Senate has passed a bill appropriating $75,000 for a new state sanatorium in Northern 
     Wisconsin.  This amount will cover only the beginning of the work.  Plans will be so drawn 
     that additions may be made later as needed.

ASHLAND
PUREAIR SANATORIUM-ASHLAND, BAYFIELD and IRON COUNTIES SANATORIUM
     Opened: not yet in operation
     A tri-county sanatorium for counties of Ashland, Bayfield and Iron has been provided for 
     by an appropriate of $100,000.  A site has been selected at Salmo, Bayfield County, and 
     construction is to begin at once.

BAYFIELD COUNTY
See Ashland County

BROWN COUNTY
See Little Rapids

EAU CLAIRE COUNTY
MOUNT WASHINGTON SANATORIUM-EAU CLAIRE COUNTY SANATORIUM
     Opened: Dec. 15, 1913
     For all classes of cases including children
     Capacity: 45
     Rates: $12 per week
     Superintendent: Mrs. Mildred H. Lucia, R.N.
     Medical Director: Dr. J.H. Farr
     Application should be made to the superintendent.
     How to reach: The sanatorium is within two blocks of the car marked Shawtown which may 
		be taken at any depot.
Mt. Washington Sanatorium, Eau Claire Wisconsin
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IRON COUNTY
See Ashland County

JEFFERSON COUNTY
JEFFERSON COUNTY SANATORIUM 
     Opened: Not yet in operation
     A 42-patient sanatorium is being constructed and will be ready for occupancy early in 
     the fall of 1919.

KENOSHA
WILLOW BROOK, KENOSHA COUNTY SANATORIUM
     Opened: 1916
     For all classes of cases
     Capacity: 42
     Rates: $10 per week for Kenosha County patients
	$12 per week for patients from counties outside
     Superintendent: Miss Ellida Dunker
     Medical Director: Dr. C. Windesheim
     Application should be made to the superintendent.
     How to reach: The sanatorium is easily reached from Kenosha by auto and is within 
		one-fourth mile of the Chicago and Northwestern Electric line, the 
		nearest stop being the Burlington Road.

LA CROSSE COUNTY
See Onalaska

LITTLE CHUTE
RIVERVIEW SANATORIUM-OUTAGAMIE COUNTY SANATORIUM
     Opened: Jan 1914
     For all classes of cases.
     Capacity: 34
     Rates: $10 per week to Outagamie County patients
	$15 per week for patients from counties outside
     Superintendent: Miss B.L. Boyle
     Medical Director: Dr. D. C. Boyd
     Application should be made to the superintendent.
     How to reach: The sanatorium is reached most easily by taking the interurban car at 
		either Appleton or Kaukauna, leaving the car at Sanatorium Station. 

LITTLE RAPIDS
HICKORY GROVE SANATORIUM-BROWN COUNTY SANATORIUM
     Opened: Feb. 15, 1914
     For all classes of cases
     Capacity: 36
     Rates: $8 per week for patients from Brown County
	$10 per week for others
     Superintendent: Miss Emma Rosenbohm, R.N.
     Visiting Physician: Dr. W.E. Leaper, Green Bay
     Application should be made to the superintendent.
     How to reach: Take the interurban going north from Little Rapids to Sanatorium Station.

MADISON, R.F.D. No. 3 SANATORIUM
MADISON SANATORIUM, Mac Farland Road
     Opened: Dec. 1917
     For curable cases only.  Applicants from Madison and Dane county receive first 
 	consideration.
     Capacity: 35
     Rates: $60 to $80 per month.  Special arrangements as low as $10 per week.
     Superintendent: Mrs. Virginia Molton
     Attending Physician: Dr. Louis R. Head
     Application should be made to the superintendent.
     How to reach: The sanatorium is easily reached from Kenosha by auto and is within 
		one-fourth mile of the Chicago and Northwestern Electric line, the 
		nearest stop being the Burlington Road.

MANITOWOC COUNTY
See Whitelaw

MARATHON COUNTY
See Wausau

MILWAUKEE
BLUE MOUND SANATORIUM
     Opened: 1907
     For all non-bed cases with a probably good prognosis
     Capacity: 40
     Rates: $10 per week
     Superintendent: Miss Violet M. Jensen
     Medical Director: Dr. G. R. Ernst
     Application should be made to the superintendent.
     How to reach: The sanatorium is one and a half miles north of Wauwatosa end of the 
		Wells-Farwell car line running between Milwaukee and Wauwatosa.

SOCIAL WORKERS' TUBERCULOSIS SANATORIUM
     (corner Keefe and Humbolt Ave)
     Opened: Oct. 6, 1911
     For incipient and convalescent cases
     Capacity: 26
     Rates: Free, or dependent upon ability to pay; the charges vary from
	$5 up to $10 per week.
     Superintendent: Mrs. E.G. Lindeman
     Medical Director: Dr. W.H. Washburn 1240 Wells Bldg.
     Application should be made to the superintendent.
 
TUBERCULOSIS WARD OF THE MILWAUKEE CHILDREN'S FREE HOSPITAL
     Opened: 1907
     For cases of tuberculosis of the bones.
     Capacity: 12
     Rates: Free to indigent cases.  $1 per day for others.
     Superintendent: Miss Gertrude McKee
     Application should be made to the superintendent.

MILWAUKEE COUNTY
See Wauwatosa

ONALASKA
OAK FOREST SANATORIUM-LA CROSSE COUNTY SANATORIUM
     Opened: 1918
     For all classes of cases
     Capacity: 40
     Rates: $12 per week
     Superintendent: Miss Lavina Dietrichsen
     Visiting Physician: Dr. G. Lueck
     Application should be made to the superintendent.
     How to reach: The sanatorium is three miles from La Crosse.

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY
See Little Chute

PEWAUKEE
THE OAK SANATORIUM-WAUKESHA COUNTY
     Opened: July 12, 1918
     For all classes of cases.
     Capacity: 27; to be increased to 40.  
     Rates: $12 per week.  
     Superintendent-Miss Dora M. Bresnahan.  
     Medical Director: Dr. N.G.B. Nixon, Hartland.  
     Application should be made to the superintendent.  
     How to reach: The sanatorium is one and a half miles east of Pewaukee.
     More Information>>>

RACINE
SUNNY REST SANATORIUM-RACINE COUNTY SANATORIUM
     Opened: Dec 1913
     For all classes of cases.
     Capacity: 36.  
     Rates: $10 per week to Racine County Patients.
 	$12 to outsiders  
     Superintendent-Miss Elizabeth C. Carpenter.  
     Medical Director: Dr. Theodore Brehm  
     Application should be made to the superintendent.  
     How to reach: The sanatorium is one-half mile from Gatliff, the nearest railway 
		station, on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. Chicago 
		and Milwaukee electrics may be taken to local sanatorium station.  
		The sanatorium is easily reached by auto from Racine.

STEVENS POINT
RIVER PINES SANATORIUM FOR TUBERCULOSIS
     Opened: 1906
     For incipient and moderately advanced cases.
     Capacity: 44  
     Rates: $27.30 to $55 per week, including all medical and nursing attention.  
     Superintendent-Miss M.B. Hart.  
     Medical Director: Dr. J.W. Coon
     Surgical Director: Dr. F. E. Walbridge
     Pathologist: Dr. Paul A. Ferrier  
     Application should be made to the medical director.  
     How to reach: The sanatorium is two miles from Stevens Point, the nearest railroad 
		connection, on the main line of the Soo Railroad between Chicago, 
		Minneapolis and St. Paul, and on the Green Bay and Western Railroad.
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WAUKESHA COUNTY
See Pewaukee

WAUWATOSA
MUIRDALE SANATORIUM-MILWAUKEE COUNTY SANATORIUM
     Opened: 1914-1915
     For all classes of cases.
     Capacity: 300; a building for children under construction, will increase 
	capacity to 400.  
     Rates: $10 per week; $5 per week, and county charges  
     Superintendent-Dr. Harry Cohn  
     Application should be made to the superintendent.  
     How to reach: The sanatorium is about seven miles from the center of Milwaukee and 
		two miles west of Wauwatosa.  It may be reached from Milwaukee by 
		taking the Wells-Farwell car marked Wauwatosa to the end of the line.
     More Information>>>

CHILDREN'S PREVENTORIUM
     For pre-tuberculosis children of Milwaukee, conducted by the City of Milwaukee under the 
     supervision of the City Health Department.
     Capacity: 40
     Rates: Free or dependent upon ability of parents to pay.
     Matron: Miss Lydia Thiele, R.N.
     Superintendent and Medical Directory: Dr. George Ernst

WHITELAW
MAPLE CREEK SANATORIUM-MANITOWOC COUNTY SANATORIUM
     Opened: Mar. 1, 1912-Addition in 1914
     For all classes of cases.
     Capacity: 36;  
     Rates: $10 per week.  
     Superintendent-Miss Jennie Jennings  
     Medical Director: Dr. John M. Kelley  
     Application should be made to the superintendent.  
     How to reach: The sanatorium is one and one-quarter miles from the village of Whitelaw on 
		the Chicago and North-Western Railroad.  It may be reached by auto from 
		Whitelaw.

WINNEBAGO
SUNNY VIEW SANATORIUM-WINNEBAGO COUNTY SANATORIUM
     Opened: 1915
     For all classes of cases.
     Capacity: 44  
     Rates: $10 per week to resident patients
 	$12 per week to non-residents
     Superintendent-Miss Helen Scheller  
     Medical Director: Dr. J.E. Schein
     Application should be made to the superintendent.  
     How to reach: The sanatorium is situated near the city of Oshkosh, within the limits of 
		the village of Winnebago; best reached by taking the interurban car at 
		either Oshkosh or Neenah and leaving the car at Cox's Corner, or by 
		train to State Hospital station.

OTHER FACILITIES OPENED LATER

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY
ROCKY KNOLL
     Opened: August 1926
     Capacity: 80 beds
     16-acre site three miles north of Plymouth
  In the 1950s, Rocky Knoll began to shift its care to rehabilitative care of the elderly.
  IN 1992 the old sanatorium was removed.  The center remains as a Health Care Center. 

DANE COUNTY
LAKE VIEW SANATORIUM
   Construction: in progress September 14, 1929; nearing completion December 17, 1929 
   Location: 1202 Northport Drive Madison

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