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Norwegian explorer and photographer Carl Lumholtz
Norwegian explorer and photographer Carl Lumholtz

Saranac Lake's TB history includes famous Norwegian explorer

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Next week, the U.S. Postal Service will unveil a new stamp honoring Saranac Lake's Edward Livingston Trudeau. Trudeau did pioneering research in tuberculosis care. His sanatorium attracted patients from all over the world. One of the more famous patients was a Norwegian explorer and anthropologist named Carl Lumholtz. Lumholtz came to Saranac Lake at the end of his life, in the 1920s, after leading expeditions to Australia, Mexico, and the South Pacific. Brian Mann spoke about Lumholtz with Norwegian journalist Morten Andrea Stroksnes. Stroksnes was in the Adirondacks recently researching a new biography of Lumholtz.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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