"Vensmoen sanatorium" (4 of 5)
The sanatorium was positioned in an area with a favourable climate for treating tuberculosis. A dry climate with little precipitation and forests were considered favourable - as well as a localised pine wooded forest. In the large sun-trap halls, or treatment halls, patients were literally outside and inside at the same time. This was a part of the treatment. There was also a large park on the south side of the sanatorium building - where patients could take walks in order to get exercise and fresh air. During the first period, working in the garden or park was also a part of the treatment.