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Invincible microbe : tuberculosis and the never-ending search for a cure

Author: Jim Murphy; Alison Blank
Publisher: Boston : Clarion Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the story of a killer that has been stalking and doing away with people for thousands of years: Tuberculosis. For centuries, TB in many forms was treated with everything from poultices and potions to the king's touch. The microorganism that causes the disease was eventually identified, more effective treatments were developed, and the cure for TB was thought to be within reach. But the TB germ simply will  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Murphy; Alison Blank
ISBN: 9780618535743 0618535748
OCLC Number: 150346305
Target Audience: Ages 9-12.; Middle School.; 1200
Description: 149 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: This is the story --
In the beginning --
The king's evil --
"There is a dread disease" --
Into the mountains --
"To comfort always" --
The cause --
The outsiders --
The cure --
"Like a fairy-tale" --
Supergerms --
Hot spots.
Responsibility: Jim Murphy and Alison Blank.

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This is the story of a killer that has been stalking and doing away with people for thousands of years: Tuberculosis. For centuries, TB in many forms was treated with everything from poultices and potions to the king's touch. The microorganism that causes the disease was eventually identified, more effective treatments were developed, and the cure for TB was thought to be within reach. But the TB germ simply will not die; drug-resistant varieties continue to plague and panic the human race. This biography of the deadly germ, an account of the diagnosis, treatment, and "cure" of the disease over time, and its social history, is woven together with archival prints and photographs.

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