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|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'.
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