Arequipa Sanatorium: Life in California's Lung Resort for Women
Please join local author, archivist, and historian Lynn Downey as she speaks about her new book Arequipa Sanatorium: Life in California's Lung Resort for Women. Based on sanatorium records that Downey helped to preserve and interviews she conducted with former patients and others associated with Arequipa which was located in Fairfax, California. Downey's book tells a vivid story of the sanatorium and its cures that physicians Philip King Brown and Cabot Brown and their talented team of Progressive women made available to hundreds of working-class patients beginning in 1911. Lynn Downey’s grandmother was a patient at the sanatorium in the 1920s. The author will be available to sign books. This event is hosted by the Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library. Historic image provided courtesy of the Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library.
- Wednesday, November 13, 2019
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
- Central Santa Rosa Library
Lynn Downey is the author of Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World and A Short History of Sonoma.