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TuberculosisTUBERCULOSIS The history of tuberculosis proves that it was an ancient deadly disease. Ancient skeletons prove that T.B. has been around since the beginning of mank.ind. The disease leaves large holes in the bones. It also causes ulcers on the ends of arms and legs. Many names have been given to T.B.White Plague got its name from the pale skin of caucaHons. It was a~low death compared to Bubonic Plague and Asiatic Cholera. Lungers, aff~~d the lungs and at consumption, the wasting away of the body, was seen near death with a high consuming fever. "' There were many strange treatments for T.B. In Anci~t' Rome people would eat the flesh of a female donkey in a broth. They would also swallow "ashes of pig dung mixed in raisin wine." In the 1820's victims of T.B. wotid rub sulferic acid on their chests after breathing in warm air. The 1840's had a costly and expensive br

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