In the 1876 History of Ontario Co., there was a brief section relative to the history of the Clifton Springs Sanitarium founded by Dr. Henry Foster and Rev. E.S. Davis opeining for business in 1850. The Clifton Springs Water-Cure Company as it was originally called utilized the numerous sulphur springs in the area. "The institution does not depend for its growth upon advertising, but upon the good will and reports of patients, and by these means the reputation of the Cure has steadily increased." Furthermore, it states "The wealthy have always been received on equitable charges, while the minister and the poor have their treatment at the lowest possible rates." I guess word of mouth made this place world famous. In the 1911 History of Ontario County by Chas. F. Milliken, he states that the sanitarium was rebuilt and expanded three times even as the work of the institution continued. In July, 1896 a new fireproof building was dedicated. Does anyone have any more recent history of this facility or where one might find records of patients, etc?
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