Drawing on the case files of a major charitable agency, this paper explores how poor people experienced New York City's pioneering program of tuberculosis control.
Although the program provided enormous benefits, poor New Yorkers often had pressing concerns that took priority over eradicating tuberculosis.
Moreover, the program imposed extreme hardships even as it promised liberation from a terrible scourge.
Poor people did not protest collectively, but many individually resisted.
They delayed seeking diagnosis, disobeyed the advice promulgated by the Department of Health, attended clinics irregularly, and either refused to enroll in hospitals, sanatoria, and preventoria or fled soon after arrival.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Traitement, Surveillance, Réglementation, Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Pauvreté, Homme, Attitude, Comportement, Refus, Siècle 19eme, 1900-1910, 1910-1920, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Histoire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Sanatorium
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Prevention, Treatment, Surveillance, Regulation, Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Poverty, Human, Attitude, Behavior, Denial, Century 19th, 1900-1910, 1910-1920, Respiratory disease, History, United States, North America, America, Sanitarium
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Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 11/09/1998.