Int J Paleopathol 2021 Sep 6;34:130-133. Epub 2021 Jul 6.
Chaire d'Anthropologie Biologique, EPHE-PSL University, Paris, France; UMR 5199 PACEA, CNRS/University of Bordeaux/Ministry of Culture, Pessac, France; Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.
Objective: The development of tuberculosis is classically associated with the rise of the Industrial Revolution. Our objective is to test this epidemiological hypothesis for populations in France between the 18th and 20th centuries using osteoarchaeological and historical sources.
Materials: Osteoarchaeological sources include two skeletal collections from plague epidemics in Provence (1590 and 1722) representing a total of 349 individuals and medical archives dating 1750-1930 from Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier. Read More