Pioneer In Medicine

Tuberculosis was one of the deadliest diseases in human history that struck America with a vengeance in the late 1800s. Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau, a tuberculosis sufferer himself, opened the nation’s first sanatorium to treat patients in the Adirondacks, while doing exhaustive research looking for the cure that would elude scientists until the discovery of an antibiotic, a half century later. Mary Hotaling, a writer from Saranac Lake, New York has written a new biography on Trudeau’s life, and work, dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of tuberculosis. Book can be purchased online: