Mapping Disease: Tuberculosis in Chicago, 1906

Last week we saw how a doctor in New York had sought to diagnose bad housing by mapping its morphological aetiology. Almost at the same time another doctor, this time in Chicago, made a comprehensive study of the incidence of tuberculosis in the Near West Side of Chicago. His report’s striking graphics, which show built […]

Mapping Disease: Tuberculosis in New York, 1906

In last week’s blog post, I wrote about the work of the Tenement House committee’s maps, which was created by the New York State legislator to enquire into New York’s housing problem. Its report and maps sparked much public interest after they were published in Harper’s Weekly. The Tenement House Committee’s maps had appeared almost simultaneously […]