The forgotten plague [videorecording] / Subtitle on container: Tuberculosis in America American Experience Films presents ; writer, producer, director, Chana Gazit ; co-produced by Kristina Cafarella, Kathryn Lord ; a Steward/Gazit Productions, Inc. film for American Experience. , United States - 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.

Based in part on the book "Living in the shadow of death" by Sheila Rothman. Originally produced as an episode of the PBS show, American experience on February 10, 2015.

Director of photography, Stephen McCarthy ; editor, Adam Zucker ; music, Mark Suozzo. Director of photography, Stephen McCarthy ; editor, Adam Zucker ; music, Mark Suozzo.

Narrator, Michael Murphy. Interviewees: Sheila Rothman, Mary Hotaling, Nancy Tomes, Andrea Cooper, John Stoeckle, Joanne Curtis, Sherwood Davies.

By the dawn of the nineteenth century, tuberculosis had killed one in seven of all the people who had ever lived. The disease struck America with a vengeance, ravaging communities and touching the lives of almost every family. The battle against the deadly bacteria had a profound and lasting impact on the country, It shaped medical and scientific pursuits, social habits, economic development, western expansion, and government policy. The story is told through the remembrances of those who lived - and were cured - at tuberculosis sanatoriums, along with historians and scientists.

Not rated


DVD, Region 1, NTSC ; widescreen, 5.1 surround.


In English ; closed-captioned ; subtitled in Engli

9781627893091 1627893091

841887024389

FPLG601 PBS


Rothman, Sheila M.--Television adaptations.


Tuberculosis, Pulmonary--history--United States.
History, 19th Century--United States.
History, 20th Century--United States.
Tuberculosis.
Lungs--Diseases.


Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Television adaptations.
Television programs--United States.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

RC310 / .F674 2015

616.99/5