Official Waverly Hills Sanatorium/ Woodhaven Geriatric Center Memorial & Historical Resource

What is TB (Tuberculosis)?
Patient Profile
What is Waverly Hills Sanatorium?
What is TB (Tuberculosis)?
Treatments for TB Patients
Historical Waverly Hills Article of the Month
Levels of the Main Sanatorium Building (Built in 1926)
Surrounding Buildings
The Underground Tunnel aka.. The Body Chute
WHS / WGC Timeline of Events
Misc. Facts about Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Louisville, KY TB Death Rates
Patients of W.H.S. / W.G.C.
Doctors & Staff of W.H.S. / W.G.C.
WHS Photo Gallery
A Special Thanks !
Memorial News

AKA "The White Plague"


"During the World War TB killed more persons than shot and shell."
(Louisville Times, Dec. 5, 1928)

  Tuberculosis Infection, with or without disease, caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Humans usually acquire infection by breathing in infectious droplets, which have been expelled from the respiratory tract of infected persons. Tuberculosis disease mainly affects and damages the lungs, but the bacterium may spread to any other organ system. The disease is slowly progressive and chronic if untreated and death may result. Treatment with antibiotics is available, but must be administered over many months to achieve remission.

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