Tuesday, August 18, 2009

1896 Brushton Burial Permit

This October 16, 1896 burial permit for the Village of Brushton, NY from the collection of the Franklin County Historical & Museum Society reports the cause of death of 53 year old Daniel Sullivan in Brandon as "Consumption," the old term for Tuberculosis. Between 1873 and 1945, Franklin County -- most especially Saranac Lake -- was known for the treatment of tuberculosis. Dr. Trudeau's treatment of Tuberculosis at "cure cottages" in Saranac Lake began in 1884 and is perhaps most famously known for the treatment of Robert Louis Stevenson in 1887.

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