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Tuberculosis

  • Tuberculosis and the Politics of Exclusionby Emily K. Abel

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Emily K. Abel shows how the association of the disease with ?tramps? during the 1880s and 1890s and Dust Bowl refugees during the 1930s provoked exclusionary measures against both groups. In addition, public health officials sought not only to restrict the entry of Mexicans (the majority of immigrants) during the 1920s but also to expel them during... more...

  • Current Diagnosis of Infant Tuberculosis Infectionby Paulo Renato Zuquim Antas; Dilvani Oliveira Santos; Roberta Olmo Pinheiro

    Bentham Science Publishers 2012; US$ 39.00

    One of the most extraordinary characteristics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is its capacity to remain within the host's tissues for a long period of time. There is an enormous reservoir of persons latently infected with tuberculosis (LTBI) estimated at about a third of the world's population. From this reservoir arise about 10 million... more...

  • The Royal Touch (Routledge Revivals)by Marc Bloch

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    First published in English in 1973, The Royal Touch explores the supernatural character that was long attributed to royal power. Throughout history, both France and England claimed to hold kings with healing powers who, by their touch, could cure people from all strands of society from illness and disease. Indeed, the idea of royalty as something... more...

  • Spitting Bloodby Helen Bynum

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    The story of tuberculosis is a rich and fascinating one. It is a complex and ancient disease that, after many years of virtual disappearance in the developed world, is now making something of a comeback. Helen Bynum tracks the historical development of the disease, and considers the challenges it presents to the modern world. more...

  • Experimental Tuberculosisby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2009; US$ 103.00 US$ 89.27

    The Novartis Foundation Series is a popular collection of the proceedings from Novartis Foundation Symposia , in which groups of leading scientists from a range of topics across biology, chemistry and medicine assembled to present papers and discuss results. The Novartis Foundation, originally known as the Ciba Foundation, is well known to scientists... more...

  • Saving Sickly Childrenby Cynthia A Connolly

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 27.95

     Known as "The Great Killer" and "The White Plague," few diseases influenced American life as much as tuberculosis. Sufferers migrated to mountain or desert climates believed to ameliorate symptoms. Architects designed homes with sleeping porches and verandas so sufferers could spend time in the open air. The disease even developed its own consumer... more...

  • Childhood Tuberculosis: Modern Imaging and Clinical Conceptsby Bryan J. Cremin; Douglas H. Jamieson

    Springer London 2012; US$ 99.00

    1 Historical and Pathological Background of Tuberculosis.- 2 Biology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the Host-Pathogen Relationship.- 3 Imaging of Pulmonary Tuberculosis.- 4 Imaging of Central Nervous System Tuberculosis.- 5 Imaging of Abdominal Tuberculosis.- 6 Imaging of Skeletal Tuberculosis.- 7 Clinical Spectrum and Diagnosis of Childhood Tuberculosis.-... more...

  • Clinical Tuberculosis, Fifth Editionby Peter D.O. Davies; Ajit Lalvani; Muhunthan Thillai; Stephen B Gordon

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 239.95

    Completely updated and revised, Clinical Tuberculosis continues to provide the TB practitioner?whether in public health, laboratory science or clinical practice?with a synoptic and definitive account of the latest methods of diagnosis, treatment and control of this challenging and debilitating disease. New in the Fifth Edition: Gamma interferon-based... more...

  • The New Paradigm of Immunity to Tuberculosisby Maziar Divangahi

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 190.94

    This book illustrates the intimate relationship between alveolar macrophages and Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb.), and the former?s role in both innate and adaptive immunity against M.tb. It explores a novel approach to designing a new tuberculosis vaccine. more...

  • The Population Biology of Tuberculosisby Christopher Dye

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 55.00 US$ 44.00

    Despite decades of developments in immunization and drug therapy, tuberculosis remains among the leading causes of human mortality, and no country has successfully eradicated the disease. Reenvisioning tuberculosis from the perspective of population biology, this book examines why the disease is so persistent and what must be done to fight it. Treating... more...