The resurgence of disease: social and historical perspectives on the 'new' tuberculosis.

@article{Gandy2002TheRO,
  title={The resurgence of disease: social and historical perspectives on the 'new' tuberculosis.},
  author={Matthew Gandy and Alimuddin M. Zumla},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={385-96; discussion 397-401}
}
The resurgence of tuberculosis is one of the most serious global public health challenges of the twenty-first century. This paper argues that the decline of tuberculosis since the nineteenth century is far better understood than its resurgence over the last twenty years. It is suggested that insights gained from the historical study of disease may provide a better analytical framework for understanding the contemporary dynamics of disease epidemiology than the current emphasis on the bio… CONTINUE READING

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