American Experience

"Come West and Be Cured"

Clip: Season 27 Episode 5 | 1m 42s

Starting in the 1840s, health-seekers fanned out across the United States in search for “the cure.” The pure Western air, they were told, would make them strong and well again. Together with pioneers and explorers, consumptives played an integral role in settling the West. Premieres February 10 on PBS American Experience.

Aired: 02/10/15

Rating: NR

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