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The forgotten plague [videorecording] /

by Gazit, Chana [screenwriter,]; Cafarella, Kristina [television producer.]; Lord, Kathryn [television producer.]; Rothman, Sheila M [interviewee (expression)]; Rothman, Sheila M; American Experience Films [production company.]; PBS Distribution (Firm) [publisher.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [Arlington, VA] : PBS Distribution, [2015]Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9781627893091; 1627893091.Language note: In English ; closed-captioned ; subtitled in EngliOther title: Subtitle on container: Tuberculosis in America.Subject(s): Tuberculosis, Pulmonary -- history -- United States | History, 19th Century -- United States | History, 20th Century -- United States | Tuberculosis | Lungs -- Diseases | Rothman, Sheila M. -- Television adaptations | Documentary television programs | Nonfiction television programs | Television adaptations | Television programs -- United States | Video recordings for the hearing impairedNarrator, Michael Murphy. Interviewees: Sheila Rothman, Mary Hotaling, Nancy Tomes, Andrea Cooper, John Stoeckle, Joanne Curtis, Sherwood Davies.Summary: 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.
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By the dawn of the nineteenth century, the most deadly killer in human history, tuberculosis, had killed one in seven of all the people who had ever lived. Told through the remembrances of those who lived--and were cured--at tuberculosis sanatoriums, along with historians and scientists, this is a powerful reminder of the centuries when American families lived under the constant shadow of a terrible death.

In English ; closed-captioned ; subtitled in Engli

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

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

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.

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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.

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

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