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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

Label
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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
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"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Jim
Dewey number
616.9/95
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1200L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
QR201.T6
LC item number
M87 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Blank, Alison
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tuberculosis
  • Microorganisms
  • Tuberculosis
  • Microorganisms
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Invincible microbe : tuberculosis and the never-ending search for a cure, Jim Murphy and Alison Blank
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-128) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
149 pages
Isbn
9780618535743
Lccn
2011025951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • BK0006761196
  • 667952
Label
Invincible microbe : tuberculosis and the never-ending search for a cure, Jim Murphy and Alison Blank
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-128) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
149 pages
Isbn
9780618535743
Lccn
2011025951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • BK0006761196
  • 667952

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