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Department
Health Studies
Course
HLTB21H3
Professor
Caroline Barakat
Semester
Summer

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June 7, 2011 Lecture 04- Tuberculosis Midterm Exam : July11 (5-7) o On Lectures 1-6 Tuberculosis is also known as White Plague o History related to medical breakthrough, theatrical performance, etc. History: o Tb present since antiquity o Evidence of TB in Egyptian mummies (2400BC) Showed tubercular decay o Tuberculosis had other names Phthisis or comsumption-Homer 800BC o 460BC- Hippocrates: disease was due to evil air but did not consider it contagious; also said that it was prevalent o Aristotle (384-322BC) suggested that TB may be due to bad and heavy breath o TB documented in Egypt, India and China as earlu as 5000, 3300 and 2300 years respectively o Typical skeletal abnormalities Putts form of tuberculosis o TB can be in many forms: Putts: in skeleton Pulmonary form of tuberculosis: Lungs Lubris Bulgari: skin Scoffula: Inflammation in lymph nodes o TB limited to claims of royal supernatural powers during the Middle ages (AD 500-1500) Claimed that they had the ability to heal tuberculosis, especially the ones that were related to the lymph nodes) In England known as the Kings Evil or the Royal Touching www.notesolution.com
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