The Eastern Branch Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society of Denver is to be established at Highland Mills, N. Y., as soon as the requisite funds are obtained. In a decision handed down last month, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court for the Second Department at Brooklyn declared void the local zoning ordinance which was enacted to prevent the establishment of a tuberculosis hospital in the town of Woodbury, Orange County, New York, where the branch will be located. This decision cleared the last obstacle in the path of this project.
The Eastern Branch of the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society will be the consummation of plans first made eight years ago and is expected to be of great help to the anti-tuberculosis work of the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society. Most of the patients in the Denver Sanatorium are from the Eastern cities and many of them have reached an advanced stage of tuberculosis due to delay in going to Denver. The branch institution, only two hours from New York, operated on the same plans and under the same principles and ideals as the parent institution at Denver, will enable the tuberculars to obtain sanatorium care at an earlier stage of the disease. It will also give patients who have been discharged from Denver an opportunity for a short stay at the branch.
In cooperation with the Denver institution, the branch sanatorium is expected to carry on valuable research work by comparing results obtained at Denver, at an elevation of 6,500 feet above sea-level, and at the New York branch, at an elevation of 1,000 feet. It is expected that this work will yield important data with regard to the influence of climate and altitude on the cure of tuberculosis.
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