Invincible Microbe (Prebound)

Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure

By Jim Murphy, Alison Blank

Turtleback Books, 9780606368285, 160pp.

Publication Date: July 7, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/7/2015)
Hardcover (7/10/2012)

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*"Who knew the biography of a germ could be so fascinating?"--"Kirkus Reviews, " starred review This is the story of a killer that has been striking people down for thousands of years: tuberculosis. After centuries of ineffective treatments, the microorganism that causes TB was identified and the cure was thought to be within reach--but drug-resistant varieties continue to plague and panic the human race. The "biography" of this deadly germ and the social history of an illness that could strike anywhere are woven together in an engrossing, carefully researched narrative.