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Famous Poets And Writers Who Died Of Tuberculosis

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List of famous writers and poets who died of tuberculosis. The study and treatment of tuberculosis led to the discovery of pasteurization and antibiotics. At its height many poets and writers were TB patients. The number of cases of tuberculosis (TB) disease reported in the United States has decreased each year since 1993. As the general standard of living and medical care improved in the United States, the incidence of death due to TB a.k.a consumption decreased. Here is a full list of all writers and poets who succumbed to death as TB victims
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    Gaius Valerius Catullus

    Gaius Valerius Catullus
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    (ca. 84 BC � ca. 54 BC), Roman poet
    • Maksim Bahdanovič
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      • Age: Dec. at 26 (1891-1917)
      • Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
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      Honoré de Balzac

      Honoré de Balzac
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      • Age: Dec. at 51 (1799-1850)
      • Birthplace: Indre-et-Loire, Europe, Metropolitan France, France, Centre region

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    • Manuel Bandeira
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      Brazilian poet, had TB in 1904 and expressed the effects of the disease in his life in many of his poems.
      • Age: Dec. at 82 (1886-1968)
      • Birthplace: Recife, Brazil