As killers, however, both cholera and typhus were dwarfed by tuberculosis; and tuberculosis scarcely stirred the imagination of any social group in this period. It was so much a part of life, so inevitable, so little understood, that it was accepted mutely. . . . In the early nineteenth century it may have accounted for one-third of all deaths. — M.W. Flynn, in Edwin Chadwick, page 11

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