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The bioarchaeology of tuberculosis : a global view on a reemerging disease

Author: Charlotte A Roberts; Jane E Buikstra
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2008, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of tuberculosis, a persistent and important infectious disease, covering its aetiology, epidemiology, and pathogenesis. It reveals that tuberculosis has repeatedly increased over time as societies have become more complex socially, economically and politically.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte A Roberts; Jane E Buikstra
ISBN: 9780813032696 0813032695 0813026431 9780813026435
OCLC Number: 184823231
Notes: "First paperback edition 2008"--Title page verso.
Description: xxiii, 343 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Reemerging infectious diseases --
Ch. 2. Tuberculosis --
Ch. 3. Tuberculosis in the old world --
Ch. 4. Tuberculosis in the new world --
Ch. 5. To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always --
Ch. 6. The white plague continues.
Responsibility: Charlotte A. Roberts and Jane E. Buikstra.

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Though apparently in decline during the first half of the 20th century, tuberculosis has reawakened in both developed and developing countries, particularly among susceptible populations with  Read more...

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