Consumption Junction, 1936

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Consumption Junction

What's your function?

Hacking and coughing and

Infecting my friends like

(to the tune of Conjunction Junction)

I was at a small function this weekend talking with other history people and I got on the topic of a paper I wrote for a class back in grad school where I looked at deaths in Salem, MA in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. A lot of people died of consumption, which currently is called TB. So with that I'll put out the last of the color photos of 1940s Census Bureau maps and 1930something data. This is data regarding deaths from tuberculosis in 1936. It was really bad in the the central part of the city. That is not good considering it is an airborne disease. 

Death Rate from TB, 1936

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