San Angelo in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Cornick Bungalows
(First Tuberculosis Hospital in Tom Green County)
In 1907 Dr. Boyd Cornick built 30 cottages here as part of his pioneer efforts in treatment of tuberculosis. Having previously recovered from the often-fatal disease, Cornick found that rest, a dry, warm climate, and proper diet were an effective cure.
These new methods replaced common treatments of the day, including hot cane juice, honey with wine, and arsenic. Patients came here from all over the U.S.
About 1910 Cornick drew up Texas' first sanitary code and later influenced the building of the first State Tuberculosis Sanitarium at Carlsbad, Texas.
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1062.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
Location. 31° 28.64′ N, 100° 25.902′ W. Marker is in San Angelo, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Memorials Circle, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 903 North Main Street, San Angelo TX 76903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Immanuel Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eckert House (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Baptist Church of San Angelo (approx. 0.9 miles away); City Hall (approx. one mile away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. one mile away); Guadalupe Elementary School (approx. one mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. one mile away); First United Methodist Church of San Angelo (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Angelo.
Also see . . . Cornick, Boyd (1856–1933) - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 25, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.