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Spitting blood : the history of tuberculosis

Author: Helen Bynum
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of tuberculosis is a rich and fascinating one. It is a complex and ancient disease that, after many years of virtual disappearance in the developed world, is now making something of a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Bynum
ISBN: 9780198727514 0198727518
OCLC Number: 896901753
Description: xxviii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Prologue: George Orwell (1903-1950) --
Ancient bacteria, old diseases --
All with 'A touch of consumption'? --
Tubercles, airs, waters, and places --
Consumption's fashionistas --
Consumption becomes tuberculosis --
Design for living --
Tuberculosis and the health of the race --
Streptomycin & Co. --
A job half done --
Epilogue: 'There is no dypraxa'.
Responsibility: Helen Bynum.
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This is an ideal overview for the general reader that will also be of interest to historians. Network Review, David Lorimer Helen Bynum has written a book not only full of diverting asides but also Read more...

 
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