Cresson: Remembering Life at "The San"
November 21, 2011
The tuberculosis sanatorium in Cresson, PA closed in 1964 but former patients are still haunted by their experiences. Many Western Pennsylvanians with family members who were sent away to Cresson remember the dangerous illness as well as the stigma of a TB diagnosis. WQED chronicles the fascinating history of the Cresson "San" through rare archival images, local interviews, and the memories of a Texas man who launched a fascinating website about life at Cresson as a teenage patient in the 1950s.