Billings has consistently battled epidemics of infectious and deadly diseases like smallpox, tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria, and influenza throughout its history. Victims struggled for survival while the community worked to contain the contagion.
Over time, these diseases have been defeated through advancements in sanitation, medical science, and vaccinations. Discover how our community worked to conquer these diseases of the past.
Exhibit features include a 1920s X-Ray machine, 1950s iron lung, and never-before seen items from the SCL St. Vincent Healthcare Archive!
Special thanks to Billings Clinic Foundation, SCL St. Vincent Health, Yellowstone County Museum, Range Riders Museum of Miles City, Yellowstone County Facilities, and the Moss Mansion.