Dr. Rose’s Sanitarium

Modern Books and Manuscripts 2013-12-20

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection.

For the Scientific Treatment and Cure of the Alcohol, Morphine, Opium, Chloral, and Cocaine Habits!

Designed especially for the treatment of drug and alcohol abuse this pamphlet advertises the virtues of Dr. Rose’s Sanitarium.  Located in bucolic Connecticut something that sets this institution apart is that it actually had a contract with a patient that guaranteed a cure.  The pamphlet gives a general introduction to the location and amenities, including steam heat, gas lighting, a billiards room, and a gymnasium.  The cost for morphine treatment- $25 a week with room and board extra.  What if you are a lady patient?  You will be guaranteed a lady attendant and the excellent care of a “beloved” doctor with an excellent track record of success. 

Still not a believer?  There are a number of testimonials included to convince you. 

Dr. Rose’s Sanitarium, South Windham, Conn., for the scientific treatment and cure of the alcoholic, morphine, opium, chloral and cocaine habits.  Utica, N.Y. : L.C. Childs & Son’s, Print., [1896?].  HV5281.W76 D7 can be found at the Countway Library at the Harvard Medical School in Longwood.

Thanks to Alison Harris, Santo Domingo Project Manager and Joan Thomas, Rare Book Cataloger at Countway for contributing this post.