Captain of Death
The Story of TuberculosiseBook - 1999
Tuberculosis was once the feared "White Plague." Today, with sanatoria closed and a battery of drugs available to fight it, TB may seem to be on the way out. The grim facts tell a different story. Captain of Death: The Story of Tuberculosis recounts the early evidence of the disease, the stories of some noteable people who suffered from it, the work of those who cared for afflicted patients, and the struggle of researchers to understand it and develop effective treatments for it. The book brings to the reader a clear understanding of the past, present, and future of the disease John Bunyon called "Captain among these Men of Death" in 1660.
Publisher: Rochester, NY, USA : University of Rochester Press, 1999, ©1997.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 296 pages) : illustrations
Alternative Title: Story of tuberculosis