I find myself trying to figure out how I can attend this lecture and make it a work-related absence since this e-mail arrived in my inbox this afternoon:
"Seekers and Sanatoriums: Chasing the Cure in New Mexico"
Nancy Owen Lewis, PhD
Thousands of health seekers flocked to New Mexico from 1880 to 1940 seeking a cure for tuberculosis. The lungers, as they were called, spawned an entire industry that helped transform a territory into a state. Their experience and its impact on local culture is examined in this illustrated presentation.
Friday, February 8, 2008, 2:00 pm
Willard Reading Room
Zimmerman Library, UNM Campus
Research Funded by the Office of State Historian Scholars Program
Lecture and Exhibit Sponsored by the Center for Southwest Research
BTW, I got totally distracted on the New Mexico Office of the State Historian website
as I was scouring for more information.