Vermont Sanatorium, Rules and Information For Patients
Pittsford, VT: Vermont Sanatorium, . A small booklet that describes the rules and other important information on the Vermont Sanatorium presumably given to the patients as they arrived. The sanatorium specialized in treating patients who had tuberculosis, or consumption as it is sometimes called. The booklet contains the guidelines for when a patients temperature taken, bed treatment, exercise, rest, daily schedule, meals, report days (days the patients go to the physician rather than the nurse monitoring them), hygienic instructions, expectoration, examinations, stimulants (no liquor), smoking policies, medicine, visiting hours, laundry services, duties of patients (including a small list of daily chores), business hours of the administrative office, and miscellaneous rules. The sanatorium was established in 1916, and deeded to the state in 1921. It closed in 1967, and its buildings were then used by the Vermont State Police. 17 numbered pages. Blue printed wrappers. Measures 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" General wear.