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Bioarchaeology of Tuberculosis: A Global View on a Reemerging Disease

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Though apparently in decline during the first half of the 20th century, tuberculosis has reawakened in both developed and developing countries, particularly among susceptible populations with immunodeficiency disorders.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813032696
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 5/26/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Charlotte A. Roberts is a professor of archaeology at the University of Durham. She is coauthor of The Archaeology of Disease and coeditor of Burial Archaeology: Current Research, Methods, and Development and of The Past and Present of Leprosy. Jane E. Buikstra is a professor of bioarchaeology and the director of the Center for Bioarchaeological Research at Arizona State University. She is a member of the National Academy of Science, coeditor of Bioarchaeology: The Contextual Study of Human Remains, and coauthor of Forensic Anthropology: Methods and Theories.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
1 Reemerging Infectious Diseases: Tuberculosis Is One Of Many 1
2 Tuberculosis: A Disease of Poverty and More 44
3 Tuberculosis in the Old World: Absence of Evidence is Not Evidence of Absence 87
4 Tuberculosis in the New World: An Interpretative Challenge 187
5 To Cure Sometimes, to Relieve Often, to Comfort Always: The Written and Illustrative Evidence for Tuberculosis, Its Diagnosis, and Its Treatment 214
6 The White Plague Continues 262
Glossary 273
Bibliography 279
Index 333
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