Arequipa Sanatorium: Life in California’s Lung Resort for Women – Lynn Downey

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Date(s) - Wednesday, March 6, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa

Arequipa Sanatorium: Life in California's Lung Resort for Women - Lynn Downey

Arequipa Sanatorium: Life in California’s Lung Resort for Women
Lynn Downey

In 1911 a San Francisco doctor named Philip King Brown built a tuberculosis sanatorium in Marin County to heal the working women of the Bay Area. It was called Arequipa, and stayed in business until 1957. Lynn Downey’s grandmother was a patient there in the 1920s, and Downey has spent thirty years researching Arequipa’s history, interviewing former patients, and uncovering amazing stories of life in the midst of mortal disease.

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