The White Plague
Tuberculosis has been humanity’s oldest and greatest killer. Starting at the turn of the nineteenth century, the White Plague was decimating entire generations in the crowded and unclean cities of Europe, North America, and across the globe. But as medical science learned more about the disease, doctors and reformers developed new ways to combat it, most notably specialized tuberculosis hospitals that sought to heal their patients with fresh air, rest, and a nutritious diet. This episode discusses the sanatorium movement and the gradual conquest of tuberculosis, long before effective antibiotic therapy existed. Along the way we’re going to talk about the King’s Evil, the dangers of rebreathed air, the healing powers of mountains, and the social determinants of health.
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Bedside Rounds is a medical podcast by Adam Rodman, MD, about fascinating stories in clinical medicine rooted in history. ACP has teamed up with Adam to offer continuing medical education related to his podcasts, available exclusively to ACP members by completing the CME/MOC quiz.
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Joshua Allen-Dicker, MD, MPH, ACP Member
Andrea Cedfeldt, MD, FACP
Thomas G. Cooney, MD, MACP
David Feinbloom, MD, FACP
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Nicholas Kiefer, MD, ACP Resident/Fellow Member
Geeda Maddaleni, MD
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Anita Vanka, MD, FACP
Anthony Breu, MD
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Eileen E. Reynolds, MD, MACP
Adam Strauss, MD
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Release Date: 10/8/2018
Expiration Date: 10/8/2021
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