During the 1920s, tuberculosis ran amok among all classes of people. Communities made efforts to improve sanitation and to treat adults but not much was done about children. In 1926, the St. Louis Jewish community began a summer camp for at-risk children. Called Camp Fee Fee, it was a preventorium, meant to get kids out into the fresh air and teach them about how to stay healthy so they would not become victims of this potentially fatal disease.
Diane Everman, archivist for the St. Louis Jewish Community Archives, will present a lecture on this fascinating topic on 21 February 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Jewish Federation, 12 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146.
The lecture is free but pre-registration is required. Call 314-442-3720 or send an email to Cyndee Levy firstname.lastname@example.org/. A dessert reception will follow the lecture.
Learn more at https://jewishinstlouis.org/event/lazaroff-lecture-preventorium-fighting-tuberculosis-st-louis/