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Unknown Provincial Sanatorium (Charlottetown, P.E.I.)
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Provincial Sanatorium film sequence / property of P. A. Creelman

  • CA PCA Acc4230
  • Collection
  • 1938

This collection consists of a film containing 50' of colour film mostly of the exterior of the Provincial Sanatorium in 1938, including a brief shot of a group of nurses. There is no audio.

The Provincial Sanatorium was built largely in response to a province-wide chest diagnostic survey undertaken in Prince Edward Island in 1925 which emphasized the necessity of providing a permanent diagnostic service and adequate sanatorium facilities. The fifty bed facility, designed by architect E. S. Blanchard, opened its doors in 1931. Dr. P. A. Creelman, appointed diagnostician and first chief health officer for Prince Edward Island in 1928, was made medical director of the sanatorium and placed in charge of the tuberculosis program in the province. Additions were made to the building in 1944. When the incidence of tuberculosis declined the building was turned into a rehabilitative centre and today functions as a chronic care institution named for a long time director of the institution, Dr. Eric Found.