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Page 18. " Buddy, who was taking the cure for TB somewhere in upper New York State "

Dick Norton, the character on whom Buddy Willard was based, became ill with tuberculosis during his 2nd year as a medical student at Harvard.

The Harvard authorities paid for him to be treated at the Ray Brook sanatorium at Saranac Lake in the Adirondack Mountains.