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Tuberculosis in Argentinean literature: three examples in novels, short stories, and poetry

The article analyzes the views of three Argentinean authors who wrote about tuberculosis in the first half of the twentieth century. All three had some form of contact with TB but each lived during a different period, came from a different social background, and worked with a different genre. These differences notwithstanding, their common focuses and viewpoints demonstrate how to a certain extent society shared a common perception of the disease.

tuberculosis; literature; marginality; stigma; social exclusion


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