Table of Contents

Introduction : Tuberculosis as a different kind of disease.
Disease and the agrarian order : tuberculosis before Koch.
Coping with Koch's challenges : bacteria, biologics, and the economy of disease, 1880-1915.
Spit and polish : the middle-class crusade to build resistance, 1900-1925.
Medicine, science, and the national interest : American responses to the BCG vaccine in the 1920s.
For cows, boys, and Indians : North American trials of BCG, 1924-1946.
"Not a substitute for approved hygienic measures" : BCG and the postwar campaign against tuberculosis.
Conclusion : Restoring history to understand the resurgence of tuberculosis.