The Forgotten Plague

The Forgotten Plague

How the Battle Against Tuberculosis Was Won--and Lost

Book - 1993
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Tuberculosis - the greatest killer of all time - has claimed more than a billion lives worldwide. Dr. Frank Ryan tells the remarkable story of the handful of dedicated doctors, chemists and bacteriologists who searched for and found a cure for this ferocious disease - an extraordinary detective feat that owed as much to luck and intuition as to any systematic scientific process. But a story that once ended in triumph now carries a dire warning, for the "old enemy" has found a new ally - AIDS - creating a deadly drug-resistant synergy that is ravaging the globe. As we face one of the worst epidemics of all time, no story could be more relevant.
Publisher: Boston, MA : Little, Brown and Company, [1993]
Edition: First paperback edition
Copyright Date: ♭1993
ISBN: 9780316763813
0316763810
Branch Call Number: 614.542 R953F 1993
Characteristics: xix, 460 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm

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