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1) tuberculosis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The most common form of the disease is tuberculosis of the lungs (pulmonary consumption, or phthisis), but the intestines, bones and joints, the skin, and the genitourinary,...

2) TB, abbreviation for tuberculosis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...TB, abbreviation for tuberculosis, see tuberculosis....

3) rifampin. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Because resistant microorganisms emerge during treatment, rifampin is used along with other drugs, e.g., with isoniazid and ethambutol for tuberculosis treatment...

4) isoniazid. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Also known as isonicotinic acid hydrazide, isoniazid is the most effective antituberculosis drug currently available. The drug inhibits or kills the tubercle bacilli...

5) Trudeau, Edward Livingston. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Seeking to aid others suffering from tuberculosis, he founded (1884) at Saranac Lake the Trudeau Sanatorium, where he employed the open-air treatment of the disease...

6) Henley, William Ernest. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...William Ernest, 1849-1903, English poet, critic, and editor. Although crippled by tuberculosis of the bone, he led an active, vigorous life. As editor of several...

7) Percy, Walker. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Trained as a physician, Percy turned to writing after he contracted tuberculosis and was forced to retire from practice. His novels The Moviegoer (1961) and The Last...

8) Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Robert Louis, 1850-94, Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist, b. Edinburgh. Handicapped from youth by delicate health, he struggled all his life against tuberculosis....

9) Bronte. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English novelists, including Charlotte Bronte, 1816-55, English novelist, Emily Jane Bronte, 1818-48, English novelist and poet, and Anne Bronte, 1820-49, English...

10) Pott, Percivall. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Pott, Percivall, 1714-88, English surgeon at St. Bartholomew's Hospital. He described a fracture of the ankle subsequently known by his name and a deformity of the...

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