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Consumption or "wasting disease," as tuberculosis was also called, once ran rampant in America. It still claims 8 million lives a year worldwide. Oregon led the Northwest in the fight against TB in the early 1900s. But until the advent of modern antibiotics, most treatments remained crude and ineffective. This program explores the historical impact of TB in Oregon.

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