In the early 1890s, the West Colfax Jewish immigrant neigborhood recieved a vast influx of impoverished immigrant Jews who came to “chase the cure,” seeking remedies for tuberculosis.
In 1903 a group of Jewish working class immigrants banded together to form the Jewish Consumptives Relief Society to treat all stages of the disease. This Story is a tribute to the JCRS and is illustrated by a patient named Morris Summer who received their aid during a time when he needed it.
Though this story is based on an actual person, fictitious events have been inserted. His story is one from thousands of patients cared for by the JCRS.