Topics: Tuberculosis, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin, Mycobacterium tuberculosis Pages: 3 (661 words) Published: October 8, 2013



Bilbo-Coleman, Stephanie C. (Student)

Researcher: Stephanie Bilbo-Coleman
Age: 18
Major: Art
Career Goals: Professional Artist
Reason For topic: I never knew anyone personally of this condition but always heard about it. It made me curious of what this condition was actually was and what it does. I am interested into finding out about more of this condition and its history.

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Definition and History of Tuberculosis… 3

Signs and Symptoms…………………….pg. 5

Definition and History of Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (MTB) or (TB) is a infectious disease caused from strain of mycobacteria called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. As stated on an article from the Centers of Diseases Control and Prevention that tuberculosis is a common and lethal disease commonly attacking the lungs and also other parts of the body. It can be spread throughout the air from a cough or sneeze of an infected person or through respiration fluids through the air. It has been evidence that the disease originated 17,000 years ago in bovines, but then transferred to humans. Scientist discovers skeletons from Egyptian mummies dated from 3000-2400 B.C. with tubercular decay in the spines. Hippocrates from 460 B.C. identified the consumption of the most widespread disease during the time. It is said that the disease caused a fatal fever and coughing up blood. From the genetics of Americans TB was present in the year 100 AD. In 1689, Dr. Richard Morton established tubercles as pathology because of its different symptoms. It wasn’t named as a disease until the 1820’s and named tuberculosis in 1859 by J.L. Schonlein. In 1838-1845, the owner of the Mammoth Cave brought numerous of people with the disease to try to cure the disease with constant temperature and purity of cave air, but failed causing all patients to die within a year of getting infected. On March 24, 1882, Robert Koch identified the...
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