Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fantastic Find: The Forgotten Plague

This recent American Experience documentary about tuberculosis, or consumption as it used to be called, gives the history of the disease and its treatment in the United States.

I hadn't realized that an estimated one in seven people who ever lived died of tuberculosis. While I'm not aware of any of my direct ancestors who died of it, I know that there were collateral relatives who succumbed to the disease.

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