Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure by Jim Murphy (Hardback, 2012)

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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 causesTB was identified, and the cure was thought to be within reach but drug-resistantvarieties continue to plague and panic the human race. The biography of this deadlygerm, 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 prevalentamong the poor are woven together in an engrossing, carefully researched narrative.Bibliography, source notes, index."
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