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Published: 22 January 2015

352 Pages | 12 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198727514

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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, Vivien Leigh, and Samuel Johnson

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