Quezon Institute, named after President Manuel Quezon and the home of the Philippine Tuberculosis Society, is a medical complex that was built and completed in 1938.
Back then, tuberculosis was an incurable disease and it led to the establishment of the Philippine Anti-Tuberculosis Society in 1910. The society ran two specialized institutions: San Juan Tuberculosis Hospital in 1911 and, upon its closure, the Santol Tuberculosis Sanatorium, which was located in Caloocan.
President Quezon influenced the enactment of a law that would set aside funds for the prevention of the spread of tuberculosis. Along with the support of other prominent people, the funds led to the construction of a permanent hospital in 1938. Architect Juan Nakpil designed the structure in the Art Deco style as a part of Filipinos’ efforts toward modernism.
The name of the hospital was named Teacher’s Santol Sanatorium but was later changed after its benefactor.
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