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for Charlotte Magazine Vol. 22 Issue 7, July 2017
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For much of the 19th and 20th centuries North Carolina was known as a place to come and be cured. James Walker Tufts purchased land in the Sandhills place where Northerners could come to recover from consumption, or tuberculosis. The Army Air Force established Lake Lure as a rest and redistribution center and early Europeans and Native Americans visited the mineral springs in Hot Springs, NC for their healing powers. The brief article explores the state’s reputation as a place of healing.
A medical care program in America provided knee and hip surgery for Cubans not able to obtain these treatments on their native soil. Expressions of English and Spanish not always understood created a language barrier at times between the patients and surgical team. The nonverbal signs of surgery success, though, required no translation or interpreter.