This film series examines the battle that medicine
the killer disease of tuberculosis - including its deadly consequences
if left untreated by modern medical methods.
This DVD is a collection of four films showing the devastating
effects of tuberculosis and the steps that medical science took
in the early 20th century to understand, treat and eradicate the
This film has a run time of approximately 1 hour 7 minutes.
Here are the films contained in the DVD:
Tuberculosis (1955) - The film explains what tuberculosis is, how
it spreads and methods of diagnosing it and treating it.
On The Firing Line (1936) - his film shows the steps being taken
to fight tuberculosis. It includes a variety of statistics on how
tuberculosis affects people in different demographic groups and
footage of treatment centers and mobile health clinics.
Peter Borik (1942) - Peter Borik is a farmer who contracts tuberculosis
but refuses to get medical assistance for the disease. The film
shows the deadly consequences for him and the people close to him
as the disease runs its deadly course.
City of Hope - This 1930s film tells of the City of Hope, a large
tuberculosis sanatorium operated by the Jewish Consumptive and Expatients
Here are some sample images from the DVD