Tuberculosis is the deadliest killer in human history, responsible for one in four deaths for almost two centuries. While it shaped medical pursuits, social habits, economic development and public policy, TB and its impact are poorly understood.
Watch a SPECIAL EDITION Curiously Adirondack short created as a complement to the WGBH produced American Experience documentary The Forgotten Plague: Tuberuculosis In America. Television’s most-watched history series, American Experience has been hailed as “peerless” (Wall Street Journal), “the most consistently enriching program on television” (Chicago Tribune), and “a beacon of intelligence and purpose” (Houston Chronicle). Be sure to watch the latest episodes right here on Mountain Lake PBS.