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The climate cure: Treating tuberculosis in the nineteenth century

Brendan Pulsifer Atlanta, Georgia   “California, Cornucopia of the World,” 1876. Western states encouraged migration by advertising the region’s “climate for health.” Granger Collection. Via Wikimedia. Tuberculosis pervaded nineteenth-century American life like no other disease. More commonly known as consumption at the time, it was responsible for one in five deaths, making it the deadliest […]