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The Resource Invincible microbe : tuberculosis and the never-ending search for a cure, Jim Murphy and Alison Blank

Invincible microbe : tuberculosis and the never-ending search for a cure, Jim Murphy and Alison Blank

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Invincible microbe : tuberculosis and the never-ending search for a cure
Title
Invincible microbe
Title remainder
tuberculosis and the never-ending search for a cure
Statement of responsibility
Jim Murphy and Alison Blank
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "This is the compelling, suspenseful, down-to-earth story of a killer that has been stalking and doing away with people for thousands of years: Tuberculosis. For centuries TB in many forms was treated with everything from poultices and potions to the king's touch. The microorganism that causes the disease was eventually identified, more effective treatments were developed, and the cure for TB was thought to be within reach. But the TB germ simply will not die; drug-resistant varieties continue to plague and panic the human race. The "biography" of this deadly germ, an account of the diagnosis, treatment, and "cure" of the disease over time, and the social history of an illness that could strike anywhere but was most prevalent among the poor are woven together in an engrossing narrative supported by 70-plus archival prints and photographs. Includes bibliography, source notes, and index"--
  • "From one of the most acclaimed writers of nonfiction for children, Invincible Microbe illuminates the seemingly unstoppable killer that's been haunting us for centuries: tuberculosis. Well-researched and including over 100 archival photos and prints, this compelling "biography" of a deadly germ is a must-read"--
Summary
"This is the compelling, suspenseful, down-to-earth story of a killer that has been stalking and doing away with people for thousands of years: Tuberculosis. For centuries TB in many forms was treated with everything from poultices and potions to the king's touch. The microorganism that causes the disease was eventually identified, more effective treatments were developed, and the cure for TB was thought to be within reach. But the TB germ simply will not die; drug-resistant varieties continue to plague and panic the human race. The "biography" of this deadly germ, an account of the diagnosis, treatment, and "cure" of the disease over time, and the social history of an illness that could strike anywhere but was most prevalent among the poor are woven together in an engrossing narrative supported by 70-plus archival prints and photographs. Includes bibliography, source notes, and index"--
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ALA Notable Children's Book, 2013
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10129348
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DLC
Dewey number
616.9/95
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QR201.T6
LC item number
M87 2012
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1200
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 5
  • 9
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
juvenile
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tuberculosis and the never-ending search for a cure
Label
Invincible microbe : tuberculosis and the never-ending search for a cure, Jim Murphy and Alison Blank
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
5573688
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
149 p.
Isbn
9780618535743
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011025951
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn150346305
  • (OCoLC)150346305
Label
Invincible microbe : tuberculosis and the never-ending search for a cure, Jim Murphy and Alison Blank
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
5573688
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
149 p.
Isbn
9780618535743
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011025951
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn150346305
  • (OCoLC)150346305

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