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Discovering Tuberculosis: A Global History, 1900 to the Present

Christian W. McMillen


Discovering Tuberculosis looks at key places, developments, and ideas in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries that explain the staying power of tuberculosis in both the past and the present: First, a probing look at race and TB in east Africa, South Africa, and American Indian country from the turn of the twentieth century to World War II; next, from the “Golden Age of Medicine” in the years just before and the three decades after the war, a detailed exploration of the development and rollout of a nearly useless vaccine on American Indian reservations and in India, followed by a caut ... More

Keywords: tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, vaccine, antibiotic resistance, American Indian, Africa, India, BCG, race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300190298
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300190298.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian W. McMillen, author
University of Virginia