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Tuberculosis and genius

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 01 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d604

The White Death

For a well researched and beautifully written account of the history
of Tuberculosis, dealing extensively with the relationship between the
tubercle bacillus and creative genius, can I point the readers of the BMJ
to The White Death - A history of Tuberculosis by Thomas Dormandy. New
York University Press.

Competing interests: I once met Thomas Dormandy and we talked about the history of medicine

16 February 2011
David Stevens
Allotment Holder