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Tuberculosis.

Author: Randall McPartland
Publisher: New York, NY : Cavendish Square Publishing LLC, 2015.
Series: Deadliest Diseases of All Time Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tuberculosis infections have plagued mankind for many centuries. Once known as consumption because of the way it appeared to consume the human body, it is today a treatable illness if detected early. However, it poses a new threat worldwide as it attacks people whose immune systems are weakened by HIV. The book contains a timeline of important dates in the treatment of TB, as well as stories on famous victims such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McPartland, Randall.
Tuberculosis.
New York, NY : Cavendish Square Publishing LLC, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Randall McPartland
ISBN: 9781502606471 150260647X
OCLC Number: 1041034514
Description: 1 online resource (61 pages).
Contents: Intro; Introduction; Chapter 1 --
Ancient Killer; Chapter 2 --
Feared Disease; Chapter 3 --
Finding the cause; Chapter 4 --
New Approach; Chapter 5 --
Multiple Threads; Glossary; For More Information; For Further Reading; Index.
Series Title: Deadliest Diseases of All Time Ser.

Abstract:

Tuberculosis infections have plagued mankind for many centuries. Once known as consumption because of the way it appeared to consume the human body, it is today a treatable illness if detected early. However, it poses a new threat worldwide as it attacks people whose immune systems are weakened by HIV. The book contains a timeline of important dates in the treatment of TB, as well as stories on famous victims such as members of the Bronte family and Eleanor Roosevelt. There are sidebars on how the X-ray was a breakthrough in the diagnoses of TB and on how effective programs to treat the diseas.

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