Empires of Disease

Christopher Perreira
UC San Diego

From 1930-1960, Olive View was the primary treatment center for tuberculosis on the U.S. west coast, creating a space for medical treatment and, often, violent experimentation. This project analyzed the patient-run newspaper of the period, the Olive View-Point, which traces longer histories of tuberculosis and its impact on government and public health policy, the development of U.S. medical science, and marginalized communities.