America in the early 1800s and 1900s experienced much hardship from airborne pathogens and communicable diseases due to its fledgling advancements in proper hygiene and sanitary conditions.
As cities became breeding grounds for disease, one such contagion ravaged the world, consuming hundreds of thousands of people each year in America. As physicians searched diligently for a cure, where did the infected souls dying of an incurable, terminal illness go? What therapies were used to mitigate their pain, reduce the boiling lesions plaguing their skin, and soothe the deformities bulging their joints and bones?
As you wander through the pages of this book, creeping between the chapters and photos of decay, you will experience an institute that burgeoned with the sun. You will feel its heartbeat resonate within its blood-red, crumbling walls, as nature guides you through its derelict buildings and distressed corridors. You will cast your eyes out among the enchanted hills of a small town, learn its history and hear its stories.
This is the story of the J.N. Adam Memorial Hospital in Perrysburg, New York.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Brian Cray is an adventurer who enjoys sharing the footloose experiences, interesting views, and oddities he comes across. His love affair with travel began when he decided to leave his 9 to 5 life behind. In the last six years, he cycled across America, slept on abandoned rooftops, and hitchhiked through several countries in Southeast Asia and America. His passion for freight trains and the beautiful views matured his skills as a photographer and writer. Finding shelter in the remote places the train sleeps inspired a fascination of abandoned buildings and the stories that are written in their crumbling facades.