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Kurorte

100 years ago, Switzerland was full of spas, health resorts and sanatoriums.

The Main Library – Medicine Careum presents advertising brochures from its spa collection from September 16, 2019 to 25 January 25, 2020.

  • At the end of the 18th century and in the first half of the 19th century, the canton of Appenzell was the preferred destination for whey cures. In spring and summer, Gais, Weissbad, Gonten, Heiden ...

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  • Until well into the 20th century, stays in a health resort were also common for children. They spent weeks or months separated from their parents. Jörg Zemp, now 65, remembers his stay at the ...

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  • Prof. Dr. Flurin Condrau is a medical historian at the University of Zurich. He wrote his dissertation on the social history of tuberculosis sanatoriums and has since published on various aspects of ...

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  • Open-air treatment in a luxury sanatoriumFor decades, sanatorium treatment in mountain climates was regarded as the standard therapy for pulmonary tuberculosis. In Davos, the physician Alexander ...

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  • The cultural anthropologist and medical historian Prof. Dr. Eberhard Wolff is a research assistant in Popular Cultures at the University of Zurich. In 2010 he curated the exhibition “Zauberberge: die ...

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  • Spa resorts with international reputation The great period of the Swiss spas was the so-called Belle Époche, the last three or four decades before the First World War. First-rate spas such as Bad ...

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  • Health Landscape SwitzerlandAround the turn of the century, Switzerland was full of spas, climatic health resorts and sanatoriums. What began as a summer resort for a few wealthy guests developed ...

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