Saranac Lake site approved for TB history museum

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) Plans have been approved to turn a building central to Saranac Lake's historic role in caring for tuberculosis patients into a museum.

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that Historic Saranac Lake's site plan to renovate Dr. E.L. Trudeau's home and office into a museum was approved by the village Development Board on Tuesday night.

Trudeau, who died in 1915, advocated fresh air and rest for tuberculosis patients and his work led to the development of sanitariums in the Adirondacks. Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau is a great-grandson.

The building was later the office of E.L. Trudeau's son Dr. Francis Trudeau and his grandson Dr. Frank Trudeau.

The renovation of the building is expected to take at least several years.

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