Book ID: CBB001553248

Discovering Tuberculosis: A Global History, 1900 to the Present (2015)


McMillen, Christian W. (Author)

Yale University Press

Publication Date: 2015
Physical Details: xii + 338 pp.; ill.; maps
Language: English

Tuberculosis is one of the world's deadliest infectious diseases, killing nearly two million people every year--more now than at any other time in history. While the developed world has nearly forgotten about TB, it continues to wreak havoc across much of the globe. In this interdisciplinary study of global efforts to control TB, Christian McMillen examines the disease's remarkable staying power by offering a probing look at key locations, developments, ideas, and medical successes and failures since 1900. He explores TB and race in east Africa, in South Africa, and on Native American reservations in the first half of the twentieth century, investigates the unsuccessful search for a vaccine, uncovers the origins of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Kenya and elsewhere in the decades following World War II, and details the tragic story of the resurgence of TB in the era of HIV/AIDS. Discovering Tuberculosis explains why controlling TB has been, and continues to be, so difficult.

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Review Clare Leeming-Latham (2016) Review of "Discovering Tuberculosis: A Global History, 1900 to the Present". Bulletin of the History of Medicine (pp. 348-350). unapi

Review Margaret Jones (2016) Review of "Discovering Tuberculosis: A Global History, 1900 to the Present". Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences (pp. 232-234). unapi

Review Christoph Gradmann (2016) Review of "Discovering Tuberculosis: A Global History, 1900 to the Present". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 659-660). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Likhtman, Shimon
Petraglia, Michael
Chandra, Siddharth
Venkat, Bharat Jayram
Brigo, Francesco
Dietmar Steverding
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau
Medicina nei Secoli - Arte e Scienza
Journal of Global History
Histoire des Sciences Médicales
Health and History
University of Leeds (United Kingdom
University of North Carolina Press
Rowman & Littlefield
Praeger Publishers
Palgrave Macmillan
Disease and diseases
Public health
Discovery in medicine
Infectious diseases
Koch, Robert
Finsen, Niels Ryberg
Delbrück, Max
Crumbine, Samuel Jay
Time Periods
20th century
21st century
19th century
20th century, early
20th century, late
Kansas (U.S.)
United States
New Zealand
Latin America
World Health Organization (WHO)

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