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Tuberculosis — Disease of Dampness and Hunger

“She is still alive today, tomorrow is not” — in his famous and unfinished poem dedicated to the” dreary time”, Alexander Pushkin compares autumn to a” consumptive maiden”, condemned to death. Consumption, or, in scientific terms, tuberculosis, was the scourge of the old “pre-antibiotic” times. Until the advent of antibiotics such as streptomycin and rifampicin, …