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Breath Takes: Summer 1999

Summer, 1999
Vol. 6, No. 1

This is a portion of the American Lung Association of Los Angeles County's 1998 Breath Takes. ?If you would like to receive a complete copy, please call the American Lung Association at
or (800) LUNG-USA.

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(Editor's Note: Starting with the next issue of Breath Takes, a Trudeau Society member will report on a pulmonary medical issue in a regular column. But first, we thought you'd like some background on our medical partners in the fight against lung disease.)

The Trudeau Society of Greater Los Angeles serves as the medical and science partner of ALALAC. Trudeau Society members include physicians, respiratory therapists, nurses, and allied health professionals who work with pulmonary patients or conduct pulmonary research. In collaboration with ALALAC, Barlow Respiratory Hospital, and the California Thoracic Society, the Trudeau Society sponsors 10 dinner meetings a year, during which topics of interest are presented by well-known doctors in that field. Topics this year have included "Using Alternative Methods in Bronchospastic Diseases," "Pulmonary Embolism," and "Tracheal Surgery." The Trudeau Society also holds the annual Southern California Pulmonary Research and Critical Care Medicine Conference in Palm Springs, where researchers in pulmonary diseases and treatments present their latest findings.

The Trudeau Society is named in honor of Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau (1848-1915), the first doctor to develop the sanatorium concept of treating tuberculosis, and the first president of the American Lung Association. A tuberculosis survivor, Dr. Trudeau discovered that with rest, fresh air, and a balanced diet, TB patients could completely recover. In 1885, Dr. Trudeau opened the Adirondack Cottage Sanatorium, best known as the "Little Red Cottage," at Saranac Lake, NY, the first sanatorium for TB patients in the U.S.

Today, the Trudeau Society of Greater Los Angeles offers continuing education to medical professionals on a wide range of pulmonary diseases, and promotes a better understanding of pulmonary diseases in an effort to provide the best possible care to the community.

For membership information, contact Johanna Goldberg at (323) 935-LUNG, ext. 227 or visit

(Updated 10/05/99)

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is to prevent and eliminate lung disease
and to improve the quality of life and health of those with lung disease.
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? 1999 American Lung Association of Los Angeles County

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