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The Resource Discovering tuberculosis : a global history, 1900 to the present, Christian W. McMillen

Discovering tuberculosis : a global history, 1900 to the present, Christian W. McMillen

Label
Discovering tuberculosis : a global history, 1900 to the present
Title
Discovering tuberculosis
Title remainder
a global history, 1900 to the present
Statement of responsibility
Christian W. McMillen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMillen, Christian W.
Dewey number
616.99/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • RA644.T7
  • RC310
LC item number
  • .M285 2015
  • .M285 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 G-629
  • WF 11.1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis vaccines
  • Tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
  • Tuberculosis Vaccines
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis vaccines
Label
Discovering tuberculosis : a global history, 1900 to the present, Christian W. McMillen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of race -- The fall of race -- The challenge of TB -- Preventing TB : American Indians and the BCG vaccine -- BCG goes global -- Questioning BCG : mass resistance in India -- Faith, failure, and the BCG vaccine -- Curing TB : antibiotics, drug resistance, and compliance in Kenya -- The lost promise of antibiotics -- The making of the HIV/TB pandemic -- Prevention, cure, and the search for the cheapest solution -- Prevention versus cure : the neglect of HIV/TB and multidrug-resistant TB
Control code
000155003
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780300190298
Lccn
2014035013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 155003
  • (OCoLC)889997869
Label
Discovering tuberculosis : a global history, 1900 to the present, Christian W. McMillen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of race -- The fall of race -- The challenge of TB -- Preventing TB : American Indians and the BCG vaccine -- BCG goes global -- Questioning BCG : mass resistance in India -- Faith, failure, and the BCG vaccine -- Curing TB : antibiotics, drug resistance, and compliance in Kenya -- The lost promise of antibiotics -- The making of the HIV/TB pandemic -- Prevention, cure, and the search for the cheapest solution -- Prevention versus cure : the neglect of HIV/TB and multidrug-resistant TB
Control code
000155003
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780300190298
Lccn
2014035013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 155003
  • (OCoLC)889997869

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