American Experience

The Forgotten Plague

Season 27 Episode 5 | 52m 6s Video has closed captioning.

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: 02/10/15

Expired: 02/09/18

Rating: NR

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