For this week's Tuberculosis Thursday, we want to share about a wonderful visit we had last weekend. Kathy Sader came to Saranac Lake to learn more about where her great-grandfather, Paul Ludwig Ott, stayed while seeking treatment for tuberculosis. Unfortunately, Paul's cure was not successful and he died in February of 1910. He had one young son, Gordon Joseph Ott, Kathy's grandfather. Kathy brought an album of photographs from Paul's time in Saranac Lake for us to scan, and we can't wait to share more of them!
Kathy and her husband Mike had a great visit at the museum, and they also got to go see the site where 9 McComb Street (the cottage where Paul stayed) once stood. Thanks for sharing these photographs from 1909 and today, Kathy!
Do you have a family member who came to Saranac Lake to seek the cure? We'd love to hear more!
See some of the photographs from Paul Ott's time in Saranac Lake on our wiki.
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