Abandoned TB Hospital and home to songwriter of "Winter Wonderland"

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    Abandoned TB Hospital and home to songwriter of "Winter Wonderland"

    West Mountain Sanatorium (aka The Scranton Society for the Prevention and Cure of Consumption),opened for business
    on January 26 1903. It housed many patients suffering from consumption/tuberculosis. The hospital had state of the art
    equipment for its time and offered a variety of treatments including one where the patients was left outside on a screened porch,
    even in the freezing cold, to get fresh air. It was thought at that time that the treatment would freeze the germs and heal the patient.
    Sadly many people never left alive. The hospital closed in 1974.
    Fact : In 1931 songwriter Dick Smith entered the Sanatorium as a patient. While being treated there he wrote the now famous song
    "Winter Wonderland" and then later died in 1935 of tuberculosis.

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