A Museum Installation for Infectious Times
On view now from the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History: Air and Sunshine, Tuberculosis in America’s Jewish Communities, a digital history of the disease that attacked Jewish communities at staggering rates. And it was a Jewish doctor who made the discovery that TB is a bacterial infection. The exhibit illustrates examples of public health procedures, challenges and stories of living with the looming threat of illness that we’ve come to know well during the Covid pandemic. Explore the exhibit at nmajh.org.