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'
Helen Bynum is a freelance historian and author of Tropical Medicine in the 20th Century. Together with William Bynum, she edited Great Discoveries in Medicine and the award winning Dictionary of Medical Biography (5 vols.).
Helen Bynum has written a book not only full of diverting asides but also of urgent importance. Richard Horton, Guardian Highly recommended. M.L. Charleroy, CHOICE