Case #920.0

Treating Tuberculosis: Responding to an Epidemic

Publication Date: January 01, 1989
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This "thinking-in-time" style case recalls the American response to the tuberculosis epidemic at the turn of the century. It provides a vehicle to look at the social and political forces promoting a variety of types of care--particularly the widespread sanatorium movement. The tensions between prevention and treatment, as well as the controversy surrounding sanatorium setting, arise, as does the question of the degree of social control authorities should be permitted to exert in prevention efforts.

Other Details

Case Author:
Esther Scott and Vlad Jenkins
Faculty Lead:
Allan Brandt
Pages (incl. exhibits):
United States
Funding Source:
Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation