Invincible Microbe by Jim Murphy & Alison Blank
Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure

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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 causes
TB was identified, and the cure was thought to be within reach—but 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, carefully researched narrative.
Bibliography, source notes, index.

About Jim Murphy & Alison Blank

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Jim Murphy is a two-time Newbery Honor and Sibert Award-winning children's book author. He's worked in the publishing industry and is now a freelance writer. He lives with his wife and sons in Maplewood, New Jersey.
Published July 10, 2012 by Clarion Books. 160 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Health, Fitness & Dieting.

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Murphy and Blank chronicle the story of the tuberculosis microorganism, the greatest serial killer of all time.

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