Hämeenlinna City Museum, Skogster Museum


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Tuberculosis – forgotten lung disease

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Tuberculosis was in the early 20th century a dreaded national disease killing nearly 10,000 Finns every year. It was the most common single cause of death in Finland between the world wars. Today there are less than 300 tuberculosis cases per year. However, in most parts of the world tuberculosis is still a common disease.

TUBI exhibition gives an insight how the battle against tuberculosis was fought in Finland and Hämeenlinna area. Improvements in health care played also a major role in the journey towards a developed Nordic welfare state.

On a human scale, the stories are very moving and many families were affected by losing their loved ones. Thousands of people, including talented artists and scientists, died young and didn’t reach their full potential. Before the invention of effective drugs, tuberculosis was often a death sentence.

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