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Prologue: George Orwell (1903-1950) 1: Ancient Bacteria, Old Diseases 2: All With 'A Touch of Consumption'? 3: Tubercles, Airs, Waters and Places 4: Consumption's Fashionistas 5: Consumption becomes Tuberculosis 6: Design for Living 7: Tuberculosis and the Health of the Race 8: Streptomycin & co 9: A Job Half Done Epilogue: 'There is no Dypraxa'

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Helen Bynum is a freelance historian of medicine and a former researcher for Wellcome. She is the author of Tropical Medicine in the 20th century. Together with Bill Bynum, they have edited the award winning Dictionary of Medical Biography (5 vols).


`[A] well-researched and immensely readable history.' BBC History Magazine `A very comprehensively researched exposition on tuberculosis...beautifully written...[and] thoroughly accessible to a wide readership.' INature Medicine `Excellent survey.' Times Higher Education

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