Male TB patient in chaise lounge undergoing a sun treatment on the grounds of the sanatorium while an unidentified nurse stands by, c. 1930. Courtesy Albuquerque Museum Photo Archives, gift of John Airy. The University of New Mexico Centennial Project.
Chasing the Cure to Albuquerque: Tuberculosis and Social Change
Apr 22, 2017 to Oct 29, 2017
Chasing the Cure will show the significant historical impact of tuberculosis (TB) and how New Albuquerque expanded socially, politically, and economically as a result of TB in the late 19th and early 20th century. This Community History project will include photographs, documents, medical artifacts, games, artwork by patients, and pop culture materials including movie bills, books, and music.