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Kern Park's role in Milwaukee's tuberculosis epidemic

Published Jan. 27, 2015

Tuberculosis isn't particularly feared today, but in the 19th century, it was one of the leading causes of death. The infection rate was close to 100 percent in major cities. If your infection developed into active tuberculosis - also called "consumption" - you faced a 20 percent chance of surviving. It was a terrifying, highly contagious and nearly untreatable disease, and it reached epidemic proportions in Milwaukee.


Riverwest votes!

Published Nov. 7, 2006

I was relieved to see 204 people voted before us -- and it was only 9 a.m. Hopefully Riverwest will live up to its politically-active reputation, and will do its part to pull the pendulum towards "No."

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