— Nancy Owen Lewis, scholar-in-res­i­dence, School for Ad­vanced Re­search

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got hard to stop peo­ple from com­ing. They were fine if they were en­rolling in one of th­ese san­i­tar­i­ums, but they were wor­ried about so many liv­ing in tents here.

“In about 1907, the City Coun­cil en­acted leg­is­la­tion that pro­hib­ited con­sump­tives from set­ting up tents in the city lim­its. Be­fore that you could come, and for four dol­lars a week you could put up your tent, which all sounds pretty hard when you can’t even breathe. This was the era of heroic ther­apy. It be­came kind of a cul­ture in Amer­ica: the sleep­ing porch. Ear­lier in the 19th cen­tury, they said you should ride the range with an in­scrutable bronco and go rop­ing with the cow­boys. That was found to be not a good idea, al­though the artist Theodore Van Soe­len did that. He had TB, and he worked on a ranch and ba­si­cally healed. The cure in the late 1800s was to build your­self up and go on pack trips, but at some point they re­al­ized it was

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