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The Forgotten Plague

Season 27 Episode 5
The Forgotten Plague

About the Episode

The battle against tuberculosis had a profound and lasting impact on the country. It shaped medical and scientific pursuits, social habits, economic development, western expansion, and government policy. Yet both the disease and its impact are poorly understood: in the words of one writer, tuberculosis is our "forgotten plague."

Aired: 02/09/15 | Expires: 02/09/18 | Runtime: 52m 06s