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preventorium (plural preventoriums or preventoria)

  1. (historical) An institution or building for the isolation of patients infected with tuberculosis who did not yet have an active form of the disease.
    • 2010, William Ascarza, Tucson Mountains:
      The preventorium, located on the west slope of the Tucson Mountains, began at a former Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Papago in 1934 and remained in operation until 1945. The preventorium served as a refuge for children in danger of contracting tuberculosis.

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