Origin of tuberculosis
Examples from the Web for tuberculosis
Contemporary Examples of tuberculosis
Schmidt had arrived in California after his family had been wiped out by tuberculosis in his home state of Rhode Island.The Mole Man’s Tunnel to Nowhere
November 28, 2014
But when Tarkhan got sick with tuberculosis and was ushered out, the government gave him no pension or medical assistance.The Secret Life of an ISIS Warlord
Will Cathcart, Vazha Tavberidze, Nino Burchuladze
October 27, 2014
His discovery of the tuberculosis bacteria had given him a taste of fame, and made him thirsty for more.
That in the bacilli we have … the actual infective cause of tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis was all his, and the greater glory of a cure, of a remedy, was his destiny.
Historical Examples of tuberculosis
Diabetes, tuberculosis, cancer of the stomach, tumor of the brain.Life Sentence
So far as tuberculosis is concerned, nothing seems to be definitely proved.Rural Hygiene
Henry N. Ogden
That chief danger looms from two things: tuberculosis and whisky.
Perhaps as great a cause of the spread of tuberculosis is the change in clothing.
Tuberculosis and rickets carried on their evil work unchecked.A Labrador Doctor
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Word Origin for tuberculosis
1860, from Modern Latin, from Latin tuberculum "small swelling, pimple," diminutive of tuber "lump" (see tuber) + -osis, a suffix of Greek origin. So called in reference to the tubercules which form in the lungs. Originally in reference to any disease characterized by tubercules; since the discovery of the tubercule bacillus by Koch (1882) restricted to disease caused by this.
An infectious disease caused by bacteria that mainly attack the lungs. The disease is characterized by the formation of patches, called tubercles, that appear in the lungs and, in later stages, the bones, joints, and other parts of the body. Tuberculosis is treated with combinations of antibiotics and is no longer considered a major health problem in industrialized countries. It was formerly called consumption.