Tuberculosis caravan with Benedictine sisters, Duluth, Minnesota

Housing for sisters suffering from tuberculosis in 1910. In the early 20th Century, tuberculosis was rife in religious communities, and accounted for the deaths of many young sisters. Fresh air was regarded as the primary treatment. Duluth Benedictine sisters suffering from the disease lived in screened caravans on the grounds of the Kenwood property.

~ Photo Credit: St. Scholastica Monastery

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