Invincible Microbe

Invincible Microbe

Tuberculosis and the Never-ending Search for A Cure

Book - 2012
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Presents a biography of the deadly tuberculosis germ, an account of the diagnosis, treatment and cure of the disease over time, and the social history of this illness.
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9780618535743
Characteristics: 149 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Blank, Alison - Author


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Tuberculosis has been humankind’s constant companion for centuries, killing almost everyone it infected. Doctors thought it had been defeated in the 1950’s, but it is now coming back stronger than ever. lllus. with photos.

Jan 04, 2013

According to the WHO, one third of the human beings on this planet have a tuberculosis infection, and over 50% can die if left untreated. This book is a great overview of the history, biology and current extent of a disease the public needs to be more aware of. The writing is very approachable, even for kids or for people with no scientific background. Highly recommended.

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