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

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What is Waverly Hills Sanatorium?
What is TB (Tuberculosis)?
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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.
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Hazel Howell


Center and top right - Hazel Breslin Howell
Top left - Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Morton Howell, with Robert Breslin Howell, Lorena Turner and unknown female child.
Bottom left - Robert Breslin Howell and Egyptian friend.
Bottom right - Tombstone of Hazel Breslin Howell.

Hazel Howell was born Hazel Breslin 28th July 1891.
She passed away at Waverly Hills Tuberculosis Sanatorium on 18th July 1919. She had been a patient for 3 years. Hazel is buried in St. Paris, Ohio under her maiden name of Breslin.
Hazel was the wife of Frederick Morton Howell and mother of Robert Breslin Howell. Hazel and Frederick were divorced at some point before Hazel became very ill. During her illness, her son Robert went to live with his paternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Morton Howell and was eventually raised by this kind couple in Egypt. 
Dr. Howell was the first U.S. Ambassador to Egypt during the administration of President Warren G. Harding. Dr. Howell and his daughter, Lorena Howell Turner,  were the first two diplomats from America to enter King Tut's tomb as special guests of Howard Carter.