This item spitting blood the history of tuberculosis set up a giveaway customers who bought this item also bought page 1 of 1 start over page 1 of 1 this shopping feature will continue to load items in order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. A biography of the disease is also a call to arms by richard horton. Spitting blood the history of tuberculosis helen bynum explores the history and growing scientific understanding of tuberculosis as well as the changing attitudes and approaches to its treatment from antiquity to the present day. Spitting blood is therefore more than just the history of an ever present smouldering cause of sickness and death bynum uses the wasting illness that we associate with mycobacterium tuberculosis as a lens on the history of the human condition from the stone age to the present day. Spitting blood begins with an account of george orwells life with and death from tuberculosis illustrating the course of the disease just as effective antibiotic treatment was becoming available he proved allergic to streptomycin
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