Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure

By Murphy, Jim

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ISBN
978-0-61853-357-3
Publisher
Clarion


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2012  |  Nonfiction

Gr 5-9–Starting with the dramatic cover photo of a row of girls lying in their hospital beds, Murphy and Blank unwind the tangled history of tuberculosis, a disease that continues to kill millions every year. The writing is crisp and clinical. Readers will be surprised to learn that kings believed that a single touch of their hand would cure the peasants and that one of the more radical...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2012

“This is the story of a small, harmless-looking germ that has been infecting people for millions of years.”    Tuberculosis is such a rare disease, especially within the experience of most young readers, that it is hard to truly comprehend how prevalent the disease was for such a long time, let alone the threat that new drug-resistant strains pose to future generations.  This book admirably wo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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