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During the 1930s, some of the Tucson-area schoolchildren had tuberculosis or were exposed to the disease. To prevent further infection these children were sent to live in a camp. The camp was called the Preventorium, because it was organized to prevent schoolchildren from getting tuberculosis.
The Preventorium consisted of two camps. A summer camp was maintained in Oracle and a winter camp was located in the Tucson Mountains where the Gilbert Ray Campground is now.
The Preventorium was closed in 1945.

Tucson Unified School District History, The First Hundred Years, The War Years 1940-1950 – Part I. (Web page no longer available 09/04/2010.
“What’s With That?” Arizona Daily Star. Caliente Section. Page F50.

Article tagged with: Preventorium, TB, Tuberculosis, Tucson

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