40. The Consumptive Cabins of Mammoth Cave

Caves are horrifying. Have you been inside a cave? They’re horrifying. So yeah, they make great hospitals. Thanks, Kentucky.

This is the story of Dr. John Croghan’s “consumptive cabins” inside of Mammoth Cave. Come for the ghosts, stay for the Pre-Americans, low C.H.U.D. awareness, anti-gypsy drywall, and the pro-consumption nanny state, and absolutely horrifying “remedies” for tuberculosis.

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