Photograph of the Interior of TB Sanatorium | History of SC Slide Collection

Tuberculosis was a serious disease of the 19th century that claimed many lives. Known also as "consumption," it was highly contagious, as well as requiring complete rest for recovery. South Carolina's pine lands were considered a particularly effective climate for the care and cure of TB; this photograph is of the interior of a TB sanatorium in Florence early in the 20th century.

Courtesy of the Darlington County Historical Commission.