first edition Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve
1917 · Long Beach
by [Hospital History / Cuisine]
Long Beach, 1917. 1st Printing. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age-toning. Faint vertical fold-line. Lacking lower left corner [no text affected]. 3 pencil checkmarks next to chosen menu items. "Cottage Cheese" has been lined out with a pencil. An About VG survivor.. Single sheet, header & footer job printed, with bill of fare printed mimeo style in the center, recto only. 20 lines of mimeo with date at head. At bottom, included in the 2-line footer, are places for Name & Room number, blank in this copy. 7-7/8" x 5-1/2"
This facility presumed to be the sanitarium opened at Park and Ocean View in 1907 by Dr. W.L. Woodruff, a homeopathic practitioner who treated patients with âlight therapy.â Woodruff actively fought the stateâs order to vaccinate students. This stance resulted in a polio outbreak, ca 1920, after which said stance against vaccinations, understandably, weakened. (Inventory #: 49504)