By Christian W. McMillen

ISBN-10: 0300190298

ISBN-13: 9780300190298

Tuberculosis is likely one of the world’s deadliest infectious ailments, killing approximately million humans each year—more now than at the other time in background. whereas the built international has approximately forgotten approximately TB, it keeps to wreak havoc throughout a lot of the globe. during this interdisciplinary learn of world efforts to manage TB, Christian McMillen examines the disease’s striking endurance by means of delivering a probing examine key destinations, advancements, principles, and clinical successes and screw ups seeing that 1900. He explores TB and race in east Africa, in South Africa, and on local American reservations within the first half the 20th century, investigates the unsuccessful look for a vaccine, uncovers the origins of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Kenya and in other places within the a long time following international conflict II, and information the tragic tale of the resurgence of TB within the period of HIV/AIDS. Discovering Tuberculosis explains why controlling TB has been, and remains to be, so difficult.

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