Building Apelviken: Creating a Coastal Sanatorium in Early Twentieth Century Sweden
2007 (English)In: In the Name of the Child. The Social and Cultural History of Children and Youth,2007, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper discusses the founding of the coastal sanatorium at Apelviken on the west coast of Sweden in the early twentieth century. With a combination of philanthropic and government support at several levels, this institution prospered and treated children from all over the country suffering from scrofula or skeletal tuberculosis. Treatments varied from sun, water and diet therapy to surgical interventions. The development and motivations for treatment are considered.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
coastal sanatorium, skeletal tuberculosis, scrofula, surgical tuberculosis, helio-therapy, hydrotherapy, philantropy, health policy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-39250Local ID: 47629OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-39250DiVA: diva2:260099