The Return of the White Plague: Global Poverty and the "New" Tuberculosis

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Oktober 2003



This collection of essays provides an international survey of current thought on the spread and control of tuberculosis, covering historical, social, political and medical aspects.


Matthew Gandy teaches geography at University College London and has published widely on urban and environmental issues. Alimuddin Zumla is the Professor of Infectious Diseases and International Health at the Royal Free and University College Medical School.


"Resurgent TB is one of the nightmare faces of world poverty, a scourge whose principal vector is economic neoliberalism. But, as this brilliant and profoundly disturbing study makes clear, it will inevitably become a death sentence for the rich as well as the poor." - Mike Davis "...A very impressive collection that provides cross-national perspectives on the causes and consequences of the re-emergence of tuberculosis as a major public health problem ... Essential reading for students, academics, medical personnel and health policy makers interested in the problem of TB and other modern plagues." - Michael Worboys, Centre for the History of Science, Technology and medicine, University of Manchester.
EAN: 9781859846698
ISBN: 1859846696
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VERSO
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2003
Seitenanzahl: 330 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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