Skip to main content

How tuberculosis symptoms became ideals of beauty in the 19th century

Carolyn A. Day, Furman University Department of History

Allison Meier, a contributor for Hyperallergic, caught up with Furman University History professor Carolyn Day about her recently released book Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion, and Disease (Bloomsbury Academic). Homing in on the decades between 1780 and 1850, Day explores the evolution of the scientific understanding of tuberculosis and its odd relationship with fashion and beauty. The New York-based online publication Hyperallergic bills itself as “a forum for playful, serious, and radical perspectives on art and culture in the world today.”


Last updated .

More in Campus & Community

Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP announces winner of art competition

Senior John Derek Parsons was selected winner of the third annual Furman University Juried Art Competition.

Original course rejoins BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament

Included in the three-course rotation is The Cliffs Valley, Thornblade Club and the Furman University Golf Club.

Furman to open campus at 11 a.m. Thursday; classes to resume at 11:30 a.m.

The university will continue to monitor conditions throughout the night and provide any updates if needed Thursday morning.

University watching weather; normal hours expected for Wednesday

The university is monitoring the weather for possible snow and ice overnight that could affect operating hours on Wednesday, Jan. 17.