Discuss the Film “The Forgotten Plague”

Watch the film “The Forgotten Plague” (American Experience) and discuss it. Name 1 reason why Edward Trudeau was important in the history of tuberculosis in the U.S. What was 1 causal theory of TB? What was 1 treatment for TB? Describe 2 public health responses to TB in the U.S. in the 1900s. Why were immigrants and the poor more likely to become infected with TB in the late 1800s/early 1900s? What was the illness experience of people living in a sanatorium? Why do you think the producers of this documentary interviewed survivors of TB?