"You say tomato...
I say tomahto....
Lets Call The Whole Thing Off "
"A sanatorium (also spelled sanitorium and sanitarium) is a medical facility for long-term illness, most typically associated with treatment of tuberculosis (TB) before antibiotics. A distinction is sometimes made between "sanitarium" (a kind of health resort, as in the Battle Creek Sanitarium) and "sanatorium" (a hospital)."
The Wikipedia page needs a citation so don't go believing this is gospel.
In old movies I always got confused about what was wrong with people who were in "sanitariums" or "sanatoriums" Tuberculosis? Or insanity? I wondered if one of the spelling and pronunciations was a polite way of say "Insane Asylum" or I guess Asylum for the Insane. Or if it was a place for those who had tuberculosis? I wondered if TB caused insanity. Or if insanity caused TB.
Today we can just Google it and find out everything on Wikipedia or someplace else online and choose to believe it or not.
The history of medicine is kind of interesting. Central Ohio is right in there...
Medical College in Central Ohio
There was a medical college in Worthington, long ago. A plaque on the Kilbourne Buliding tells a story I pay more attention closer to Halloween each year, when Worthington celebrates their ghosts or their ghost stories anyway:
The Worthington Medical College was established in 1830. It was run out of town on a rail in.... or was there railroad at that time? Perhaps they went by way of stage coach from Worthington to.... I want to say as I recall they moved to Cincinnati. The Worthington Library produced a video that is very entertaining about when the Worthington Medical College determined they ought to move along to "elsewhere." The video is in the link above to the Worthington Medical College.
I looked up what Eclectic Medicine was last fall, around Halloween... when the thoughts of Worthington's ghosts are strongest.
A Central Ohio Sanitarium
Another Central Ohio connection to medical history and it is in Worthington. The post I wrote about Harding Sanasomething or other says, Harding Hospital in Worthington which was known as the Columbus Rural Rest Home... before it became Harding Sanitorium
"An earlier date in 1916 the Worthington Memory Timeline - Columbus and Central Ohio. "Dr. George T. Harding opens a rest home for women on E. 18th Ave., the forerunner of Harding Hospital."
The Columbus Rural Rest Home
Could the sign in the Powell store be from Harding Sanitarium? Or the Columbus Rural Rest Home ? Was Harding or it's predecessor an "Evaluation Center for Disturbed Women?"
Was Columbus Rural Rest Home the name of the facility for a long time? A 1930 photo on Worthington Memory of the hospital staff identifies the people in white as staff at the Columbus Rural Rest Home.
Seeing a sign or a window panel in a Powell Antique store (first photo above) makes me wonder if it came from the Columbus Rural Rest Home or the Harding Sanitarium.
I believe the song "Lets Call The Whole Thing Off " was written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin for the 1937 film Shall We Dance with Fred Astaire.
Do you know the old song?
You say either.
I say either. Pronounced eye-thor
You say neither.
I say neither... Pronounced neye-thor
Potato? Pronounced po-tah-to
Pajamas? Pronounced pa-jah-mas
Tomato? or Tomahto?
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