The Breathing Association: Marker #93-25
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mr. 0
N 39° 57.696 W 082° 59.840
17S E 329406 N 4425405
Quick Description: Located in front of the Dispatch building on S 3rd St. in downtown Columbus.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 5/22/2007 7:57:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM1JYH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member maggieszoo
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Long Description:
The Breathing Association was founded in 1906 as the Tuberculosis Society under the leadership of public health advocate Carrie Nelson Black. The society provided nutrition, medical care, and sanitorium services to people who could not afford proper medical care. A tuberculosis dispensary was operated at 40 South Third Street in Columbus for Ohioans needing consultation and treatment. Tuberculosis, known as the White Plague, killed one out of nine persons in Columbus during the early 1900s. An Open Air School was established on Neil Avenue in 1913 for children in homes where there were one or more cases of tuberculosis. In 1931, the Nightingale Cottage was opened on Brice Road as a tuberculosis preventorium for children. As tuberculosis became controllable, the agency became focused on emerging lung health issues. Today, The Breathing Association continues as a leading resource on lung health issues and preventing lung disease.
Marker Number: 93-25

County: Franklin

Significance of Location: Other

Website address: [Web Link]

Additional Coordinate: Not Listed

Additional Coordinate description: Not listed

Bicentenial Mark: Not Listed

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