Poland: A Spa on a Sunny Hill

James Morris - Sep 29, 2008
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The first sanatorium for sick children in Poland was opened in 1926. It was Dr. Szymon Starkiewicz who had the idea of building a hospital for kids in the spa town Busko Zdroj when he was a young physician. At that time, he was caring for many disabled children suffering from bone and joint tuberculosis. He worked in the area of Silesia, which consisted of heavy industries including many coal mines and steelworks, and was one of the most heavily polluted areas of Poland...

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