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L’aérium d’Arès

The Arès inhalatorium

Created on the initiative of Sophie Wallerstein (1853-1947), the Arès inhalatorium officially opened on March 15, 1913. It was fully integrated in the fight against and prevention of the era's devastating disease, TB. As early as 1865, a National Medical Conference held in Bordeaux had visited Arcachon to find out about the benefits of the local climate for pulmonary diseases. In 1901, Doctor Lavi…