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Tranquille Sanatorium records
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Tranquille Sanatorium records

  • GR-2654
  • Series
  • 1909-1956

In 1907 the British Columbia Anti-Tuberculosis Society built the Tranquille sanatorium for the care of persons afflicted with Tuberculosis. The provincial government purchased the sanatorium in 1921 from the Society. This unit includes a small amount of material from the pre-1921 period (1909-1920).

This unit includes records of the Anti-Tuberculosis Society, correspondence of the medical superintendent of Tranquille Sanatorium with his counterparts at many sanatoria in North America and with the Deputy Provincial Secretary. The reports of the Central Council of the Tuberculosis Division and the Coordinating Committee at Tranquille give a good picture of life in the institution, as does the file labelled "Pests". The lectures and examinations for student nurses give a useful view of the understanding and treatment of the disease. The unit also includes packages for various departmental conferences in the 1930s which show how the various branches of the Department of the Provincial Secretary were coordinated.

In 1958, when it was no longer required as a tuberculosis hospital, Tranquille was transferred to Mental Health Services.

Tranquille Sanatorium