Mountain village embraces its legacy as cure center for TB

December 01, 2019 - 9:02 am

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — An Adirondack Mountain village that was put on the map as a cure center for tuberculosis is honoring its novel legacy.

Saranac Lake, New York, was once a mini-metropolis of medical care, but the boom ended with the rise of antibiotics.

Now, a local history group has purchased the old home and medical office of a treatment pioneer for museum space.

And developers bought his old sanitorium with plans to refurbish and reuse it.

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