My parents, Sam and Dorothy Joslin, worked at the McKnight Tuberculosis Hospital. I was raised in Carlsbad, in Tom Green County, Texas, where the tuberculosis facility was located. The care of TB patients ended in 1969, when the hospital was transferred to the Texas Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation. The last of the tuberculosis patients left in 1970 or 1971. The facility still treats people with mental illness and retardation.
Each year, the Volunteer Services Council hosts a TB Days Reunion for former patients and staff members. If you would like to join us this fall, please give me a call at 915/465-2726 or fax me your name and address at 915/465-2970, and I will add you to our mailing list.