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Author Goetz, Thomas, 1968 November 14- author.

Title The remedy : Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the quest to cure tuberculosis / Thomas Goetz.

Publication Info. New York : Gotham Books, [2014]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  614.542 GOE    AVAILABLE
 East Dubuque DL Stacks - EDLY-13  614.5 GOE    AVAILABLE
 Kankakee PL Third Floor - KKBB-2  614.542 GOETZ    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  614.542 GOE    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-1  614.542 GOE    AVAILABLE
 Oregon PL Adult Non-Fiction - ORLY-14  614.5 GOE    DUE 10-08-23
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  614.542 GOE    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  614.542 GOE    AVAILABLE
Description xx, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The riveting history of tuberculosis, the world's most lethal disease, the two men whose lives it tragically intertwined, and the birth of medical science. In 1875, tuberculosis was the deadliest disease in the world, accountable for a third of all deaths. A diagnosis of TB-often called consumption-was a death sentence. Then, in triumph of medical science, a German doctor named Robert Koch deployed an unprecedented scientific rigor to discover the bacteria that caused TB. Koch soon embarked on a remedy-a remedy that would be his undoing. When Koch announced his cure for consumption, Arthur Conan Doyle, then a small-town doctor in England and sometime writer, went to Berlin to cover the event. Touring the ward of reportedly cured patients, he was horrified. Koch's "remedy" was either sloppy science or outright fraud. But to a world desperate for relief, Koch's remedy wasn't so easily dismissed. As Europe's consumptives descended upon Berlin, Koch urgently tried to prove his case. Conan Doyle, meanwhile, returned to England determined to abandon medicine in favor of writing. In particular, he turned to a character inspired by the very scientific methods that Koch had formulated: Sherlock Holmes. Capturing the moment when mystery and magic began to yield to science, The Remedy chronicles the stunning story of how the germ theory of disease became a true fact, how two men of ambition were emboldened to reach for something more, and how scientific discoveries evolve into social truths"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930.
Koch, Robert, 1843-1910.
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930.
Koch, Robert, 1843-1910.
Tuberculosis -- History.
Germ theory of disease -- History.
Tuberculosis -- history -- Europe.
Tuberculosis -- history -- United States.
Germ Theory of Disease -- history -- Europe.
Germ Theory of Disease -- history -- United States.
History, 18th Century -- Europe.
History, 18th Century -- United States.
History, 19th Century -- Europe.
History, 19th Century -- United States.
ISBN 9781592407514 hardback
159240751X hardback

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