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Married: Jan

Children: Peter, Ann, Francie Johnston Diebboll, Joe, Jerry, Jane

Dr. Joseph A. Johnston was the Pediatrician-in-chief at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He first came to Saranac Lake to visit his close friend, Dr. Charles C. Haskins, known as Tek, who was curing. This led to him returning every summer—even for his honeymoon. He carried out extensive research on the role that nutrition played in the curing of TB, later writing a book on the subject published in 1953. 1 For several years he camped at the Haskins camp at the far end of  Lower Saranac Lake, with his family. Jane Johnston tells us that her family bought the camp on the west side of Sable Island from the Bradys, and camped there from 1951 until the state ended the permit system in the 1970s.

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2012-01-03 21:33:58   The Johnstons bought the camp on the west side of Sable Island from the Bradys. We camped there from 1951 until the end. (Jane Johnston) —209.98.146.40


2012-01-04 07:59:18   Thanks! Feel free to add more recollections here or on the Sable Island page. If you have any photos you'd be willing to share, please email me at [email protected]. —Mwanner

Footnotes

1. Nutritional studies in adolescent girls and their relation to tuberculosis. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, 1953