Item #49507 LONG BEACH SANITARIUM. Dinner Menu. January 29, 1917. Hospital History / Cuisine.

LONG BEACH SANITARIUM. Dinner Menu. January 29, 1917.

Long Beach: 1917. 1st Printing. Single sheet, header & footer job printed, with bill of fare printed mimeo style in the center, recto only. 22 lines of mimeo with date at head. At bottom, included in the 2-line footer, are places for Name & Room number, blank in this copy. 7-7/8" x 5-1/2". Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age-toning. Faint vertical fold-line. Edge rash to lower edge. 6 pencil checkmarks next to chosen menu items [the Buttered Turnips sounds especially appealing]. An About VG survivor. Item #49507

This facility presumed to be the sanitarium opened at Park and Ocean View in 1907 by Dr. W.L. Woodruff, a homeopathic practitioner who treated patients with “light therapy.” Woodruff actively fought the state’s order to vaccinate students. This stance resulted in a polio outbreak, ca 1920, after which said stance against vaccinations, understandably, weakened.

Price: $75.00

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