Tuberculosis Patient Records

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Thelma Ellen Scott Brinkley, 1909-1944.

Did you have a family member that went to Denver, Colorado for tuberculosis treatment? There were a number of sanatoriums that treated people. One in particular was the Jewish Consumptive Relief Society (JCRS) in Denver. There is an index for the years, 1904-1940. Their sanatorium was non-sectarian. They treated people free of charge. You can learn more here: http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/JCRS.htm

You have to register to use the site (free).

My own grandmother, Thelma Ellen Scott Brinkley, died in Denver from tuberculosis in 1944. I’m still looking for her name in the indexes. I’d like to learn more about her if I can. The photo of her here is in front of one of the sanatoriums, but I don’t know which one. My father told me that the photo was taken on one of the families visits in front of the facility in 1941.

You can learn about many of the sanatoriums in Colorado here:

http://bit.ly/1yZbQca (this opens a Word file)

The digital collection at the Denver Public Library is outstanding:

http://bit.ly/13d8jOo