Biography of tuberculosis, "Spitting Blood", published

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Biography of tuberculosis, "Spitting Blood", published

Postby Cath » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:17 pm

This biography of the disease addresses Keats on pp. 78-82 (unfortunately under the myth-supporting title "Delicate Males"...), recounting his family experiences with TB, his medical training, and his own terrible death.

Guardian review:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/nov/15/spitting-blood-helen-bynum-review?INTCMP=SRCH

And there's a preview of the book here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Spitting-Blood-The-history-tuberculosis/dp/0199542058/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353179256&sr=8-1#reader_0199542058
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Re: Biography of tuberculosis, "Spitting Blood", published

Postby Raphael » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:46 pm

Thanks for the link- might see if it is in the library. I'm so glad i had the immunisation aged 13.
John....you did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

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