It's Tuberculosis Thursday and National Physicians Week, so we want to appreciate the work that physicians are doing today, and the work that physicians did here in Saranac Lake during the TB era! In this photograph, Dr. Leroy Upson Gardner (with pipe) examines x-rays of the lungs of tuberculosis patients. Dr. Gardner was the director of the Saranac Laboratory from 1927-1946, and conducted pioneering research on silicosis and pneumoniconiosis. He also served as director of the National Tuberculosis Association, among many other accomplishments.
Dr. Gardner is one of many, many physicians who conducted research, treated patients, and tested treatments in Saranac Lake. To learn more about Dr. Gardner and the other physicians (and nurses!) who worked in Saranac Lake, visit our wiki: https://localwiki.org/hsl/Doctors
And of course, thank you to the physicians who are working today in these uncertain times!
[Photograph courtesy of the Neely Family.]
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