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ASSOCIATIONS AND INST ITUT IONS.
MERIVALE SANATORIUM, SANDON, NEAR CHELMSFORD, ESSEX.
THIS sanatorium for the open-air treatment of pulmonary and surgical tuberculosis, opened in i9o5, is situated on the second highest point in
Essex on a site comparatively flee from trees. The country round about, however, is well wooded and picturesque, and many charming walks can be taken by patients to places of interest in the neighbourhood. The climatic conditions of this part of the country are particularly well suited for the treatment of tuberculosis. The atmosphere is dry and very bracing, with an abundance ofSunshine and very little rain.
Patients live in specially-constructed bungalows. Each patient occupies a separate bedroom, which receives the maximum amount of sunshine and air. There are four of these bungalows for the accommodation f patients. One of these buildings is shown in the illustration above. The bathrooms have an excellent hot-water supply, and all rooms are lighted by electricity. The grounds, which include a very fine r0ck-garden, have been made a particular feature. They are artisticallylaid out, and have been specially planted so as to be attractive at all seasons of the year. There is also a productive kitchen garden, and the lawns and flower gardens are well adapted for rest and enjoyment. Chelmsford is only thirty miles from London. There is a frequent service of fast trains between Liverpool Street and Chelmsford, which on certain days connect with motor-buses running direct between the station and sanatorium. Taxi-cabs meet all trains. Tuberculin and vaccine are administered in suitable cases. The fees are from ~5 5 s. to ~f6 i6s. 6d. per week, according to rooms. Dr. H. Norman Marrett is the Resident