Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 March 2015

352 Pages | 12 black and white illustrations

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198727514

Bookseller Code (01)

Spitting Blood

The history of tuberculosis

Helen Bynum

  • Explores the history and growing scientific understanding of tuberculosis, as well as the changing attitudes and appoaches to its treatment from antiquity to the present day
  • Written in an engaging and informative style
  • A fascinating mix of cultural and social history, and the development of the disease, including the discoveries made by Robert Koch
  • Begins with some famous case histories of 'spitting blood' - Katherine Mansfield, Vivienne Leigh, and Samuel Johnson