American sanatoriums: landscaping for health, 1885-1945

McBride, D.L., 1998, American sanatoriums: landscaping for health, 1885-1945, in: Landscape Journal, 17, 1

  • Author : McBride, D.L.
  • Year : 1998
  • Journal/Series : Landscape Journal
  • Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 1
  • Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 17
  • Pages : 26-39
  • Abstract in English : The purpose of this article is to discuss how the medical advances and changes in the treatment of tuberculosis that took place during the sanatorium movement were reflected in sanatorium landscape design and to assess the ways in which American sanatorium landscape were used during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to facilitate the treatment of tuberculosis. An examination of the American sanatorium landscape provides modern landscape designers with a rich heritage of design created by dedicated designers who, when conditions demanded it, created flexible and imaginative landscapes to treat the sick. The way nineteenth-century landscape designers attempted to help the sick and dying sets a standard for designers in confronting modern diseases. Called upon to work with physicians to create environments that facilitated medical progress in the treatment of tuberculosis, American landscape architects built environments that combined medical thinking with innovative landscape design.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: landscape design, health, history. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education