Interrupted Lives: The History of Tuberculosis in Minnesota and Glen Lake Sanitorium (Paperback)
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This is the history both of Tuberculosis in Minnesota and of the Glen Lake Sanitorium, where, in the first half of the twentieth century, so many TB patients were housed as they fought their illness. Treatment methods changed over time, success with recovery varied, and Krugerud examines all of it, offering the often stark reality of this terrible disease, and the heart-warming stories of people suffering from it and those who sought to cure them.
Mary Krugerud is a freelance historian and former grant development director at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota. She is the author of two articles about Glen Lake Sanatorium published in the Hennepin Historymagazine. In 2015, she received a Legacy Research Fellowship from the Minnesota Historical Society to expand her research to include all of Minnesota’s public and private tuberculosis sanatoriums.