HLTB21H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Streptomycin, Mycobacterium, Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
Percival pott this may lead to a hunchback, and it may also affect the skin (lupus vulgaris), and the kidneys. Pott"s disease has been described in egyptian mummies dating from 3700 bc to 1000 bc it has been suggested that m. tuberculosis evolved from m. bovis after cattle were domesticated between 8000 and 4000. Tb, it is believed, then spread to the middle east, greece, and india via nomadic tribes (indo-europeans) who were milk-drinking herdsmen who had migrated from the forests of central and eastern europe ~1500 bc. 19th century spread to rest of europe and n america cause of this rise in tb may have been the demographic shift from rural to urban living as well as the creation of. Tb was especially prevalent in cities along the atlantic coast. Robert koch was able to isolate and characterize the germ of anthrax, a rod-shaped bacterium he named bacillus anthracis.