Explain why tuberculosis came to be seen as such an important public health issue in the early twentieth century and account for the dominant approaches to its prevalence?

Explain why tuberculosis came to be seen as such an important public health issue in the early twentieth century and account for the dominant approaches to its prevalence?
No minimum amount of required sources but attached is a list of suggested readings for the topic.
Bates B. Bargaining for Life: A Social History of Tuberculosis 1876-1938. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press 1992.
Bryder L. Papworth Village Settlement: A Unique Experiment in the Treatment and Care of the tuberculous? Medical History v.28. no.2. 1984 pp.372-390.
Bryder L. Below the magic Mountain: A Social History of Tuberculosis in Twentieth-century Britain. Oxford: Oxford University Press 1988.
Bynum L. Spitting Blood: The History of Tuberculosis. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2012.
Condrau F. & M. Worboys (eds) Tuberculosis Then and Now: Perspectives on the History of an Infectious Disease. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press 2010.
Connolly C.A. Saving Sickly Children: the Tuberculosis Preventorium in American Life 1909-1970 [electronic resource]. New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University press 2008.
Dormandy T. The White Death: A History of Tuberculosis. New York: New York University Press 1999.
Feldberg G.D. Disease and Class: Tuberculosis and the Shaping of North American Society. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press 1995.
James W. Allan Graduated Labour at Bellefield Sanatorium Glasgow Medical Journal January 1911 pp.34-41
Jones G. Captain of all These Mean of Death: The History of Tuberculosis in Nineteenth and Twentieth-century Ireland. Amsterdam New York: Rodopi 2001.
Lerner B.H. Contagion and Confinement: Controlling Tuberculosis along the Skid Road. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press 1998.
Ott K. Fevered Lives: Tuberculosis in American Culture Since 1870.
Cambridge Mass.: Harvard University Press 1996.
Rothman S.M. Living in the Shadow of Death: Tuberculosis and the Social Experience of Illness in American History. New York: BasicBooks 1994.
Smith F.B. The Retreat of tuberculosis 1850-1950. London & New York: Croom Helm 1988.

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