Modern theory of tuberculosis: culturomic analysis of its historical origin in Europe and North America.

@article{Jay2018ModernTO,
  title={Modern theory of tuberculosis: culturomic analysis of its historical origin in Europe and North America.},
  author={Smart Jason Jay and Uzay Kirbiyik and Justin R. Woods and G A Steele and G. Hoyt and Rovane Battaglin Schwengber and P Gupta},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2018},
  volume={22 11},
  pages={
          1249-1257
        }
}
  • S. J. Jay, U. Kirbiyik, P. Gupta
  • Published 1 November 2018
  • Medicine
  • The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
INTRODUCTION An historical account of the modern theory of tuberculosis (TB) using a culturomic analysis has not been studied. OBJECTIVE To analyze, using culturomic methods, the history of our modern understanding of TB as a unitary disease. METHODS A culturomic analysis of millions of digitized texts was undertaken to quantify 200-year trends in usage of the modern term tuberculosis and pre-modern terms consumptive, phthisis, and scrofula, and to correlate these trends with significant…