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Mountain Sanitarium for Pulmonary Diseases,
Asheville, N. C.:

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(caption title) Mountain Sanitarium for Pulmonary Diseases, Asheville, N. C.
1 p.
Asheville, North Carolina
[s. n.]

Call number Cb362.1 A82m (North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

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Mountain Sanitarium for Pulmonary Diseases,



        This Institution for the care and treatment of persons suffering from Lung Diseases, will be opened June 1st. Asheville, 2,250 feet above the level of the sea, has for a long time been visited by such patients, and its climate is well known to exert a beneficial influence on Consumptives. The pure, clear mountain air invigorates the lungs and the system in general. The southerly situation guards against the great variations of temperature of the Northern States in winter, and the cool, bracing atmosphere makes it a pleasant sojourn in summer. Asheville has nearly the summer mean temperature of St. Paul, Minn., with the winter mean of Fayetteville, in Northwestern Arkansas, two places differing nine degrees in latitude.

        The Sanitarium will be under the direction of DR. W. GLEITSMANN, recently of Baltimore, physician in charge. In its management the comfort of the patients is carefully held in view. Every consideration is given to all those agencies that are conducive to the restoration of health, and form a part of the treatment. The patients are supplied with rich, nutritious diet, suitable to their condition. Provisions are made for pleasant indoor entertainments, whilst the highly picturesque scenery gives ample inducement for outdoor exercise.

        Board, including light, fire and nurse, per week, $10 to $12, according to rooms, payable weekly in advance.

        Asheville can be reached within 36 hours from Washington, D. C., via Salisbury and Old Fort, from the North and East. The Western North Carolina Railroad has connection daily (Sunday excepted) with the train arriving in the morning at Salisbury. The route from the West is via Morristown, Tenn., and Wolf Creek.

        For further particulars address the physician in charge, or