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September 19, 2006

A Touch of Tuberculosis

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I have reopened my research on the Cherokee Apartments [formerly the Shively Sanitary Tenements]. This is partly for a potential paper, though I also have a battery of questions that I would like to answer and a whole area of study yet to be tapped.*

In my earlier research, I kept coming across articles that described the original tenants of the apartments as those with "a touch of tuberculosis." It seems like such a light way of putting it, regardless of the fact that there can be early/mild cases of TB. Regardless, when I read it I can't help but giggle and scratch my head.

This research is quite fitting because there is someone nearby my working area that sounds like they have a more than a touch of the white plague. Even if it sounds worse than it is, each cough makes me want to flee to the country for some open air treatment. What is the etiquette for going to work when you sound like you are dying? I almost want to volunteer my salary for a bit so that they can go home and heal.

*Do you live in the Cherokee Apartments or know someone that does?
If so, give a shout: . I would love to talk to you.

Posted by callalillie at September 19, 2006 2:44 AM | Random


One of the attorneys I work with hacks so hard and so often that I have truly wondered if he has tuberculosis or lung cancer or pneumonia. He refuses to see a doctor, saying that if it is something bad then he doesn't want to know. I fear it will be contagious, but so far no hacking for me. :)

Posted by: gina at September 19, 2006 12:52 PM

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