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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Isabella Greenway (1886-1953)

TB brought her, she brought the Roosevelts

Isabella Dinsmore Selmes Ferguson Greenway King achieved a national reputation far away from Silver City. The first woman to serve as a U.S. Representative from Arizona, Isabella at the 1932 Democratic National Convention seconded the nomination of Frankl...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

TB Patients Were Terrible at Social Distancing

TB Patient Not Social Distancing

#NotOurFirstPandemic

They spat in the street, lounged on lawns, overran hotels, left quarantine prematurely, traveled under stay-at-home orders, and complained about having nothing to do.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Tuberculosis Also Caused a Mania for Toilet Hygiene

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#NotOurFirstPandemic

After initial marketing success brought wealthy health seekers to Silver in droves, they mostly left because there wasn’t enough indoor plumbing.

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