TMC Firsts

1926 - 1942   |   1948 - 1968   |   1969 - 1989   |   1990 - 1999   |   2000 - current

DESERT SANATORIUM years 1926 - 1942

  • First institution in the U.S. to attempt a cure for TB through heliotherapy. (1926)
  • First in the world to carry out comprehensive research along thermo-electric lines. (1928)
  • First in Arizona to diagnose a case of Valley Fever. (1932)
  • First in the world to employ Siderostat, an instrument that separated the sun's rays into their component parts. (1929)
  • First in Tucson to use iron lung for polio patients. (1942)