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Discovering Tuberculosis : A Global History, 1900 to the Present / Christian W. McMillen.

Author/Creator:
McMillen, Christian W., author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2015]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (352 p.)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Tuberculosis vaccines -- History.
Tuberculosis -- History.
Tuberculosis -- Prevention -- History.
Tuberculosis -- Prevention.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
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.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The Rise of Race
2. The Fall of Race
3. The Challenge of TB
4. Preventing TB
5. BCG Goes Global
6. Questioning BCG
7. Faith, Failure, and the BCG Vaccine
8. Curing TB
9. The Lost Promise of Antibiotics
10. The Making of the HIV/TB Pandemic
11. Prevention, Cure, and the Search for the Cheapest Solution
12. Prevention versus Cure
Conclusion
Notes
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 06. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780300213485
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300213485 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.