By the dawn of the 19th century tuberculosis had killed one in seven of all the people who had ever lived. The battle against the deadly bacteria had a profound and lasting impact on the US, shaping medical and scientific pursuits, social habits, economic development, western expansion, and government policy. Premieres February 10 on PBS American Experience.Premiere Date: February 10, 2015 | Runtime: 00:00:30
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American Experience, TVs most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.