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Extra History: Season 58

Tuberculosis 2019

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  • 2019-01-31T16:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 10 mins
  • 20 mins (2 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Animation, Documentary, History
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The development of a cure for tuberculosis.

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2 episodes

58x01 Curing Tuberculosis - The Hero Koch

  • Season Premiere

    2019-01-31T16:00:00Z — 10 mins

Fascinatingly enough, tuberculosis was actually considered "trendy" in the Victorian era of Europe--but Dr. Robert Koch, hero of the German Empire, was convinced that he could cure it. A British writer named Arthur Conan Doyle, however, was a little skeptical, and for good reason...

Tuberculosis couldn't be cured and eliminated by just one person like Dr. Robert Koch, but thanks to the collective efforts of the medical community since Koch's time--including public health initiatives and the introduction of randomized clinical trials--TB is steadily being wiped out.

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