Arequipa Sanatorium Records, 1911-1958


Arequipa Sanatorium Records, 1911-1958

Records span the years from its beginning in 1911 throughout the operation and closure of Arequipa Sanatorium in 1957/58. Contains a small amount of administrative, financial, and medical files, as well as the correspondence of Dr. Philip King Brown, and miscellaneous materials relating to The Arequipa Pottery. The bulk of the collection consists of individual patients' files, along with the sometimes poignant correspondence and other writings by patients, and various in-house publications.

Number of containers: 2 boxes, 3 cartons, 1 oversize folder; Linear feet: 4.5


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