Tuberculosis quotes

  • This is a mighty wonder: in the discharge from the lungs alone, which is not particularly dangerous, the patients do not despair of themselves, even although near the last. Concerning Tuberculosis.
    -- Aretaeus of Cappadocia

    #Science #Despair #Tuberculosis

  • Whatever happened to the good old days: you know, dirty attics, tuberculosis and general all-round suffering?
    -- Arnold Wesker

    #Dirty #Suffering #Tuberculosis

  • In high school, I won a prize for an essay on tuberculosis. When I got through writing the essay, I was sure I had the disease.
    -- Constance Baker Motley

    #Writing #School #Tuberculosis

  • I was a sickly child, contracting tuberculosis at the age of five.
    -- Dinah Sheridan

    #Children #Age #Tuberculosis

  • Tuberculosis, starvation, fatigue, and there are many who have no desire to live.
    -- Edward R. Murrow

    #Desire #Tuberculosis #Fatigue

  • No one has developed active tuberculosis.
    -- Michael York

    #Tuberculosis #Active

  • Until the 19th century, the term 'to consume' was used mainly in its negative connotations of  'destruction' and 'waste'.  Tuberculosis was known as 'consumption', that is, a wasting disease.  Then  economists came up with a bizarre theory, which has become widely accepted, according to which the basis of a sound economy is a continual increase in the consumption (that is, waste) of  goods
    -- Petr Skrabanek

    #Negative #Tuberculosis #Disease

  • Reports of illegal migrants carrying deadly diseases such as swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus and tuberculosis are particularly concerning.
    -- Phil Gingrey

    #Ebola #Tuberculosis #Fever

  • To prove that tuberculosis is caused by the invasion of bacilli, and that it is a parasitic disease primarily caused by the growth and multiplication of bacilli, it is necessary to isolate the bacilli from the body, to grow them in pure culture until they are freed from every disease product of the animal organism, and, by introducing isolated bacilli into animals, to reproduce the same morbid condition that is known to follow from inoculation with spontaneously developed tuberculous material.
    -- Robert Koch

    #Animal #Growth #Tuberculosis

  • Oh yeah, I would have been a coal miner, I would think, if I hadn't had tuberculosis when I was 12.
    -- Tom Jones

    #Thinking #Coal #Tuberculosis