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Spinal Tuberculosis Patient at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, 1942 February 18

Identifier: B063.03.0035.00062


A female patient who has Spinal Tuberculosis at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). The patient is in a cast and unable to raise her head. She uses a mirror above her bed to see throughout the room. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. The sanatorium was located on West Colfax Avenue just outside of Denver.


  • 1942 February 18


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Spinal Tuberculosis Patient at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society

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1 Items (photograph)

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The collection contains materials intentionally assembled by the Ira M. and Peryle Hayutin Beck Memorial Archives of Jews in the Rocky Mountain region. The bulk of the photographs are from or related to various towns in Colorado, but the collection also contains photographs from other states in the western United States and other countries. There are some 19th century photograph types represented in the collection, including albumen prints, daguerrotypes, tintypes, post cards, colorized prints, cabinet cards, and cartes-de-visite.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good 8 x 10 inches black and white


Accession # 1271, Donated by AMC Cancer Research Center as part of the JCRS Records.


Title supplied by archivist.

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on envelope: ''#462 JCRS Patient Activities''. On back of photograph: ''#462 JCRS Pictured above is a private room and porch in the Texas Pavilion for Women at the Denver Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Patient, having tuberculosis of the spine, is in a cast and is unable to raise her head. Improvised mirror, above, reveals the contents of her food tray at meal times, which she could not see otherwise. The Denver Sanatorium is a national, non-sectarian institution and treats patients afflicted with tuberculosis in every from without any charge whatsoever. 2-18-42''


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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