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  • The New Paradigm of Immunity to Tuberculosisby

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 189.00

    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...

  • Tuberculosis and the Politics of Exclusionby Emily K. Abel

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 17.00

    Though notorious for its polluted air today, the city of Los Angeles once touted itself as a health resort. After the arrival of the transcontinental railroad in 1876, publicists launched a campaign to portray the city as the promised land, circulating countless stories of miraculous cures for the sick and debilitated. As more and more migrants poured... 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

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    Tuberculosis is characterised as a social disease and few have been more inextricably linked with human history. There is evidence from the archaeological record that Mycobacterium tuberculosis and its human hosts have been together for a very long time. The very mention of tuberculosis brings to mind romantic images of great literary figures pouring... 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; Stephen B Gordon; Geraint Davies

    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 Population Biology of Tuberculosisby Christopher Dye

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 55.00

    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...