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Nyberg: Gaylord Specialty Healthcare turns 120

WTNH Channel 8
By Ann Nyberg

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is turning 120 this year.

It’s seen a lot in that time. At the turn of the century tuberculosis was a leading cause of death — with the disease claiming one life a day in New Haven.

Local doctors knew they needed a plan. They decided that a sanatorium wasn’t the solution, and so they gathered a diverse set of professions to create the New Haven County Anti-Tuberculosis Association.