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Tuberculosis - A short history

21 - 22 June, 9.30am-5.30pm, York Medical Society

Tuberculosis (TB) is widely seen as a disease that is endemic across the world, but also one that has developed new strains that threaten to explode in epidemic proportions. This exhibition focuses on the history of TB’s impact and the efforts to control it from the nineteenth century up until the present day. It is the result of collaborative work between three leading academic bodies within the University of York: the Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders, the Centre for Global Health Histories and the Humanities Research Centre. The exhibition presents a rich collection of images, drawn from the World Health Organization’s photographic archives and from the Wellcome Library, London, to illustrate and illuminate the history of a disease which has always been regarded as a major danger to public health.

World Health Organisation

Admissions: Free, no ticket required