Keywords: Saranac Lake, Tuberculosis, Trudeau Sanatorium, COVID-19, Curing, 1940s.
Trudy Reichert shares about mother's experience curing at Trudeau Sanatorium. When Trudy was young, her mother, Phyllis Shean Ervin Weinberg, contracted TB while caring for a close friend. Phyllis cured at Trudeau Sanatorium for seven or eight years. Trudy was 16 when Phyllis left the sanatorium. After curing, Phyllis worked as a TB nurse. In the interview, Trudy speaks about her mother’s experience curing and its effect on her own childhood.
Interview audio may be edited or redacted for clarity and/or privacy. Audio is part of the Oral History Collection at Historic Saranac Lake.