Red Room

Grosse Isle, Quebec, Canada

Modern visitors to Grosse Isle, a former quarantine island turned state park, can see the red room, where patients with smallpox were held in the belief that less exposure to sunlight would increase survival rates and decrease scarring.

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Ellen Birkett Morris is an award-winning, multi-genre writer, teacher and editor based in Louisville, Kentucky. She is the author of Surrender (Finishing Line Press). Her fiction and poetry has appeared in Thin Air Magazine, The Clackamas Literary Review, Shenandoah, Antioch Review, Notre Dame Review, and others. She is a graduate of Queens University-Charlotte. She loves travel and capturing the unique sites along the way.| Website | Facebook 

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