The Forgotten Plague

Sunday Aug 27, 2017

2000 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104-1459
US

Phone: 243-7255
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$1-$4

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Elizabeth Becker

Phone: 505-243-7255
Website: Click to Visit

Learn about the deadliest killer in human history, tuberculosis. Followed by a discussion with historian Richard Melzer on the social and economic impact of the disease.

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By dawn of the 19th century, tuberculosis was the deadliest killer in human history, killing one in seven of people who had ever lived. It shaped medical and scientific pursuits, social habits, economic development, western expansion, and government policy. Watch the documentary, The Forgotten Plague, from the PBS American Experience series, and join in a discussion with historian Richard Melzer on the social and economic impact of the disease.