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Crane Sanitarium Brochure

Chicago, IL: Wm H Gallo & Son, Printers, [1910]. A brochure for the Crane Sanitarium located in Elmhurst, IL, and founded by Milo A. Crane. The slogan of this sanitarium was "The place where sick people get well and the tired ones rest." The sanitarium sourced its water supply from Mammoth Mineral Springs, located only a few miles away from the town. The water was "highly charged with radium activity and also with sulphur [sic] and iron and many other mineral remedial agents of a nature so necessary for the health of the body." Mammoth Mineral Springs also supplied the water for the entire town of Elmhurst until it was depleted in 1916. While the mineral water was used for various forms of hydrotherapy, the sanitarium also provided other services such as a specialty diets- such as the milk cure-, massages, exercises and Swedish Medical Gymnastics. These treatments were specifically designed to help cure 'chronic non-contagious diseases' such as catarrh, ulcers, diarrhea, constipation, nervous disorders of digestion, congested liver, liver atrophy, gastroptosis, enteroptosis, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, Bright's diease, bronchitis, and asthma. The sanitarium also has a variety of 'amusements and recreations' such as tennis and croquet. At the end of the brochure is a section about the Diamond Lake Sanitarium, which was a popular resort that was transformed into a sanitarium during the summer months to handle to overflow of persons wanting to stay at the Crane Sanitarium. The brochure has twelve pages of printed photographs- some pages have up to five printed photographs- and one black and white illustration of Diamond Lake Sanitarium. 24 pages, brown printed wrappers, staple binding. Measures 7 1/2" x 5 1/4"

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Price: $115.00

Item #29100227