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The forgotten plague / American Experience Films, PBS presents ; written, produced and directed by Chana Gazit ; a Steward/Gazit Productions, Inc., film for American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation.

Gazit, Chana, television director, television producer, screenwriter. (Added Author). Rothman, Sheila M. Based on (work): Living in the shadow of death. (Added Author). Steward/Gazit Productions, production company. (Added Author). WGBH Educational Foundation, production company. (Added Author). American Experience Films, presenter. (Added Author). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), presenter, broadcaster. (Added Author). PBS Distribution (Firm), film distributor. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart Public Library - Main DVD 614.5 FOR (Text) 840191002187972 Movies - Main Floor Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch DVD 616.995 FORGOTTEN (Text) 33946003148140 Nonfiction DVDs . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627893091
  • ISBN: 1627893091
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 53 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2015]
  • Distributor: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution.

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally produced as an episode of the PBS show, American experience.
Based in part on the book "Living in the shadow of death" by Sheila Rothman.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Editor, Adam Zucker ; music, Mark Suozzo ; director of photography, Stephen McCarthy.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator, Michael Murphy.
Summary, etc.: By the dawn of the nineteenth century, tuberculosis had killed one in seven of all the people who had ever lived. The disease struck America with a vengeance, ravaging communities and touching the lives of almost every family. The battle against the deadly bacteria had a profound and lasting impact on the country, It shaped medical and scientific pursuits, social habits, economic development, western expansion, and government policy. The story is told through the remembrances of those who lived - and were cured - at tuberculosis sanatoriums, along with historians and scientists.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD, Region 1, NTSC ; widescreen, 5.1 surround.
Language Note: In English ; optional English SDH subtitles.
Subject: Tuberculosis > United States > History.
Lungs > Diseases.
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary > history.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
United States.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Historical television programs.
Science television programs.
Television adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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