Peruvian mummy shows that TB preceded ColumbusBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6932.808 (Published 26 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:808
- Fred B. Charatan
A study of the naturally mummified remains of a Peruvian woman shows conclusively that pulmonary tuberculosis was present centuries before Columbus discovered the New World. The mummy of the middle aged woman was exhumed in 1990, and radio-carbon studies have indicated that she died about 1000 years ago. …
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