An unforgiving disease: the tuberculosis and its therapeutic in South Brazil and Italy, at the end of 19th century and beginning of 20th century

Lorena Almeida Gill About the author

The tuberculosis, at the end of 19th century and beginning of 20th century, has been a large epidemic that has ended with a thousand's lifes. Although it was incurable, the press made publicity of a series of treatments developed in several regions of the world. This article intend to discuss the diseases path made by therapeutics proposed by two italian doctors, Edoardo Maragliano e Carlo Forlanini, who have had a good receptivity in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The first one has been known for a vaccine, but also because of his serum; the second one has developed the procedure known as artificial pneumothorax. The aim is to approach the context lived at the state of RS and in Italy in relation to the tuberculosis, realizing the paths that have been crossed to the ills care, who could make not much after the diagnosis confirmation.

Tuberculosis; Persons suffering from tuberculosis; Healing Methods; Brazil; Italy

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