Ryan, a physician, offers a history of the cure for tuberculosis, including accounts of the people and scientists involved. The final chapter spells out a renewed threat in the congruence of AIDS and tuberculosis.
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Forgotten Plague: How the Battle Against Tuberculosis Was Won - and Lost based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Frank Ryan writes overly long about the attempts to fight tuberculosis. Admittedly, Ryan is no historian. His work bounces along from one aspect of the stuggle to another, while only the most tenuous relation is suggested. He bogs down in the details of tangential aspects of the story and it is only in reflective hindsight that one begins to
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