The Girl in Building C: The True Story of a Teenage Tuberculosis Patient

The Girl in Building C: The True Story of a Teenage Tuberculosis Patient

by Mary Krugerud (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681340951
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 155,889
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

An independent researcher and historian, Mary Krugerud is the author of Interrupted Lives: The History of Tuberculosis in Minnesota and Glen Lake Sanatorium. She discovered Marilyn's letters during a project funded by an MNHS Legacy Research Fellowship. Mary lives in Hutchinson.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3

1 Arrival, October 1943: Tell all my friends to write 7

2 Adjustment: Anxious as ever to get out of this place 17

3 Holidays 1943: Didn't seem like Christmas without you folks 28

4 A New Year and a Health Crisis: Today I have fluid drained, but it won't be bad 40

5 Roommates: I'm getting so lonesome 48

6 Settling In: Now I have some hope 58

7 Spring 1944: Haven't done much hut sleep 66

8 First Summer at the San: Gee, whiz, the days go fast 77

9 Romance: I have reasons to be happy 86

10 Second Year Begins: You know Hike to laugh & have fun 95

11 Holidays 1944: Gee, but I feel wonderful these days! 105

12 Sorrows and Shortages: An awful lot of living to do when I get home 113

13 Summertime 1945: Oh, how I wish I could be outside! 126

14 Privileges and Lessons: It seems just natural to be walking 140

15 Changes: Everything was in such a dither 151

16 Surgery and Recovery: Please don't worry now 162

17 Roommates, Romance Repeat: You never know what's going to happen in this place 175

18 Progress and Sadness: It's hard to be patient 188

19 Looking Toward Home: It was the most perfect day 203

Epilogue 211

Acknowledgments 213

Notes 215

Index 217

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