Author Interview: Kathryn Lougheed on Tuberculosis


Watercolor of a sickly woman with Death, representing tuberculosis, standing over her. Watercolor by Richard Tennant Cooper circa 1912. Inset: Dr. Kathryn Lougheed.  Wellcome Images/licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Inset provided by Bloomsbury Publishing.
Watercolor of a sickly woman with Death, representing tuberculosis, standing over her. Watercolor by Richard Tennant Cooper circa 1912. Inset: Dr. Kathryn Lougheed. Wellcome Images/licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Inset provided by Bloomsbury Publishing.

Tuberculosis is often thought of as a disease of the past, but it remains a problem in many parts of the world. Microbiologist and author Kathryn Lougheed joins Holly for a discussion of TB’s long history and the need to address it in the modern age.

Kathryn's blog that she mentioned in the interview can be found here: http://germzoo.blogspot.co.uk/

You can check out Kathryn's book "Catching Breath" here: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/catching-breath-9781472930330/

If you would like to see the amazing historical animals art that we mentioned in listener mail, check out Christina's work here: http://www.animalsfromhistory.com/

Topics in this Podcast: medical history, tuberculosis, interviews

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