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Cough Medicine

As the city contends with the coronavirus pandemic, we’re reaching back into our archives—this time all the way to 2014, when we told the story of New Haven’s triumph over another epidemiological menace.

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Cough Medicine

New Haven Hospital circa 1905

“Consumption.”

If you wanted to strike fear into the heart of the average New Havener circa 1870, you need only have uttered the word. The disease took the lives of at least 190 citizens that year—mostly …

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