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Obscura Day 2015: Tuberculosis in 20th Century Charleston

When: Sat., May 30, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 2015

Since 2010 atlasobscura.com has been the go-to source for a list of the world’s hidden wonders, and this year, as part of international Obscura Day, they’re exploring the medical wonders of tuberculosis treatments in Charleston. “We seek to share locations and stories that inspire a sense of curiosity and wonder. We’re trying to show people that you don’t have to travel, that you can find these things right around the corner,” says Megan Roberts, head of New York’s Obscura Society. The Waring Historical Library features works on the history of health sciences. In an hour-long presentation they will give attendees the rare opportunity to view pathology specimens of tubercular lungs as well as devices used in the treatment of tuberculosis. If med science isn’t your thing, you can head to Obscura Day in another city. There will be a graffiti workshop in Buenos Aires and a tour of Chernobyl in, well, Chernobyl. The wonders are all around.

Connelly Hardaway

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