American Experience: The Forgotten Plague DVD

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American Experience: The Forgotten Plague By the dawn of the nineteenth century, the most deadly killer in human history, tuberculosis, had killed one in seven of all the people who had ever lived. Told through the remembrances of those who lived - and were cured - at tuberculosis sanatoriums, along with historians and scientists, The Forgotten Plague is a powerful ... More
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American Experience: The Forgotten Plague

By the dawn of the nineteenth century, the most deadly killer in human history, tuberculosis, had killed one in seven of all the people who had ever lived. Told through the remembrances of those who lived - and were cured - at tuberculosis sanatoriums, along with historians and scientists, The Forgotten Plague is a powerful reminder of the centuries when American families lived under the constant shadow of a terrible death.

Producer: Chana Gazit
Production Year: 2015
Director: James E. Dunford
Narrator: Michael Murphy
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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John
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
American Experience explains it on PBS!
Review by John on 07/17/20 review stating American Experience explains it on PBS!
This DVD was purchased for my grandchildren. They need to learn, in a responsible way, what our past was like. Tuberculosis in my childhood, the 1950s, was almost an unknown disease. This DVD helps all of us to better understand the eradication, hopefully, of this disease for the future. Science and history existing together, not a bad idea. Thank You PBS!
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Jan
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Forgotten plague
Review by Jan on 07/17/20 review stating Forgotten plague
My only wish was it was longer.
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Heather
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Fantastic program
Review by Heather on 07/17/20 review stating Fantastic program
My husband thought I was joking when I said I wanted to watch this program on tuberculosis. My great great uncle was Dr. Edward L. Trudeau, so I had a familial interest in the program. Im buying copies of the program for my family members. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed the program !
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Seminolegirl1946
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
American Experience: The Forgotten Plague
Review by Seminolegirl1946 on 07/17/20 review stating American Experience: The Forgotten Plague
A wonderful Documentary, my own grandmother died at only 38 from advanced TB, she had been in two sanitariums in the early stages, She had been exposed by her brothers wife, and they also died from TB. My grandmother died in 1945, my mother was only 20 with three younger brothers, the youngest 13. So many millions have died from this terrible disease in the past and even now newer and stronger strains are developing because patients dont finish all of the meds. Many no doubt boarding planes for all over the world! Now that is ont only sad but infuritating!
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Atl747
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Awesome teaching tool
Review by Atl747 on 07/17/20 review stating Awesome teaching tool
Will be showing this to my health classes when we do the communicable disease unit. Great way to show the strides we have made in medicine.
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Kiki
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Streptomycin saved many many lives.
Review by Kiki on 07/17/20 review stating Streptomycin saved many many lives.
Very good as far as it went but failed to enlarge upon the effect streptomycin had. It saved so many lives and you left the audience thinking that it was a failure. It saved my life and many many more in the sanatorium where I was, even those of the chronically ill.
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Avocet7
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
A plus to any DVD collection
Review by Avocet7 on 07/17/20 review stating A plus to any DVD collection
Younger people may not remember this medical era that I was fortunate enough to enter as a recipient of vaccination. Since this terrible air-borne disease still exists, the PBS documentary does much to illustrate how much we owe to medical science. The only lack is the omission of how it decimated Native American populations; however, that began well before the 19th C.
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K. M.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
The Forgotten Plague
Review by K. M. on 07/17/20 review stating The Forgotten Plague
This is a wonderful example of where as society we began to trust drugs, and man, more than God. What you can see in this movie, if you look and listen closely, is the power of our God Given immune system, if we give the body what it needs. It also helps us to understand that there is something missing,in our diets, that we should be able to give our bodies, for our body to do the job it is designed to do. We are not drug deficient. Drugs can help, and they did, for those people whose immune systems were strengthened. There is more to the story, and it will unfold. To God be the Glory! We continue to, in this day and age, do the same thing and get the same results. Drugs, drugs, and more drugs.


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