Tuberculosis has shaped history, art, and architecture — and it’s still here today
Tuberculosis has been around for thousands of years, and it still infects millions per year.
This hour, we look back at how tuberculosis has shaped history and how it is still impacting health today.
Plus, a look at the history of tuberculosis treatment, how tuberculosis has shaped modern architecture, and the impact of tuberculosis on art and artists.
- Heran Darwin: Professor in the Department of Microbiology at New York University
- Beatriz Colomina: Author of X-Ray Architecture
- Carolyn Day: Author of Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion and Disease
- Kyle Harper: Author of Plagues Upon the Earth: Disease and the Course of Human History
- Tara Knapp: Vice president of external affairs at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare
- Elizabeth Lee: Author of The Medicine of Art: Disease and the Aesthetic Object in Gilded Age America
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Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show, which originally aired September 1, 2022.