Arequipa Sanatorium: Life in California's Lung Resort for Women
In 1911 physician Philip King Brown opened a remarkable Fairfax institution called the Arequipa Sanatorium, where he treated women with tuberculosis. His son, Dr. Cabot Brown, continued his mission until Arequipa closed in 1957. Lynn Downey’s grandmother was a patient there in the 1920s, and Lynn helped preserve the sanatorium’s records. Through historical documents and interviews with former patients, she tells this story in her new book titled Arequipa Sanatorium: Life in California’s Lung Resort for Women.
Followed by a book signing.
This event is sponsored by the Anne T. Kent California Room.
Please note location:
California Room Map & Special Collections Annex
Marin Commons: 1600 Los Gamos, Suite 182 - Lobby B, San Rafael, California
Mon Sep 16 · 6:30PM -
California Room Map & Special Collections Annex Marin Commons: 1600 Los Gamos, Suite 182 - Lobby B, San Rafael, California