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The Resource The remedy : Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the quest to cure tuberculosis, Thomas Goetz

The remedy : Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the quest to cure tuberculosis, Thomas Goetz

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The remedy : Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the quest to cure tuberculosis
Title
The remedy
Title remainder
Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the quest to cure tuberculosis
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Goetz
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The riveting history of tuberculosis, the world's most lethal disease, the two men whose lives it tragically intertwined, and the birth of medical science. In 1875, tuberculosis was the deadliest disease in the world, accountable for a third of all deaths. A diagnosis of TB--often called consumption--was a death sentence. Then, in triumph of medical science, a German doctor named Robert Koch deployed an unprecedented scientific rigor to discover the bacteria that caused TB. Koch soon embarked on a remedy--a remedy that would be his undoing. When Koch announced his cure for consumption, Arthur Conan Doyle, then a small-town doctor in England and sometime writer, went to Berlin to cover the event. Touring the ward of reportedly cured patients, he was horrified. Koch's "remedy" was either sloppy science or outright fraud. But to a world desperate for relief, Koch's remedy wasn't so easily dismissed. As Europe's consumptives descended upon Berlin, Koch urgently tried to prove his case. Conan Doyle, meanwhile, returned to England determined to abandon medicine in favor of writing. In particular, he turned to a character inspired by the very scientific methods that Koch had formulated: Sherlock Holmes. Capturing the moment when mystery and magic began to yield to science, The Remedy chronicles the stunning story of how the germ theory of disease became a true fact, how two men of ambition were emboldened to reach for something more, and how scientific discoveries evolve into social truths"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
lbi
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1968 November 14-
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Goetz, Thomas
Dewey number
614.5/42
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Koch, Robert
  • Tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Germ theory of disease
  • Diseases
Target audience
general
Label
The remedy : Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the quest to cure tuberculosis, Thomas Goetz
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
21 cm
Extent
xx, 298 pages
Isbn
9781592409174
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*
Label
The remedy : Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the quest to cure tuberculosis, Thomas Goetz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
21 cm
Extent
xx, 298 pages
Isbn
9781592409174
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*

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