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Published in 2/2022 - Overlooked

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Sanatoria in the Shadow of Paimio

Heini Hakosalo, Emilia Rönkkö

Jussi and Toivo Paatela: Päivärinne Sanatorium, Muhos 1932. Photo: Pekka Kyytinen / Finnish Heritage Agency

From the mid-19th century to the 1950s, tuberculosis was the most common specific cause of death of adults in Finland. The implied treatment was a sanatorium stay, and, during the twentieth century, Finland had 80–85 institutions of care specialised in the treatment of tuberculosis.

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