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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, The Forgotten Plague is a powerful reminder of the centuries when American families lived under the constant shadow of a terrible death.
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PBSAmerican Experience: The Forgotten Plague DVD
 
4.8

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

"American Experience" explains it on PBS!

By John, the grandpa ex-teacher

from Tampa, FL

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Comments about PBS American Experience: The Forgotten Plague DVD:

This DVD was purchased for my grandchildren. They need to learn, in a responsible way, what our past was like. Tuberculosis in my childhood, the 1950's, was almost an unknown disease. This DVD helps all of us to better understand the eradication, hopefully, of this disease for the future. Science and history existing together, not a bad idea. Thank You PBS!

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Forgotten plague

By Jan

from Heartland, michigan

Comments about PBS American Experience: The Forgotten Plague DVD:

My only wish was it was longer.

(14 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

American Experience: The Forgotten Plague

By Seminolegirl1946

from Tx

Comments about PBS American Experience: The Forgotten Plague DVD:

A wonderful Documentary, my own grandmother died at only 38 from advanced TB, she had been in two sanitariums in the early stages, She had been exposed by her brother's wife, and they also died from TB. My grandmother died in 1945, my mother was only 20 with three younger brothers, the youngest 13. So many millions have died from this terrible disease in the past and even now newer and stronger strains are developing because patients don't finish all of the meds. Many

no doubt boarding planes for all over the world! Now that is ont only sad but infuritating!

(16 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A plus to any DVD collection

By Avocet7

from Rochester, NY

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Comments about PBS American Experience: The Forgotten Plague DVD:

Younger people may not remember this medical era that I was fortunate enough to enter as a recipient of vaccination. Since this terrible air-borne disease still exists, the PBS documentary does much to illustrate how much we owe to medical science. The only lack is the omission of how it decimated Native American populations; however, that began well before the 19th C.

(21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic program

By Heather

from Montoursville, PA

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Comments about PBS American Experience: The Forgotten Plague DVD:

My husband thought I was joking when I said I wanted to watch this program on tuberculosis. My great great uncle was Dr. Edward L. Trudeau, so I had a familial interest in the program. I'm buying copies of the program for my family members. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed the program !

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