Readership: Readers of popular science and those interested in the history of medicine and science.
Helen Bynum, Freelance historian
"Helen Bynum has written a book not only full of diverting asides but also of urgent importance." - Richard Horton, Guardian
Prologue: George Orwell (1903-1950)
1: Ancient Bacteria, Old Diseases
2: All With 'A Touch of Consumption'?
3: Tubercles, Airs, Waters and Places
4: Consumption's Fashionistas
5: Consumption becomes Tuberculosis
6: Design for Living
7: Tuberculosis and the Health of the Race
8: Streptomycin & co
9: A Job Half Done
Epilogue: 'There is no Dypraxa'