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  • Antibiotic resistant TB is a growing problem.
  • Tuberculosis had invaded both his lungs, it had begun eating his spine, and it had fractured the long bones of his legs.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He died of tuberculosis just a year after the creation of Pakistan and we haven’t stopped fighting since.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Tante Bep had tuberculosis.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place

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  • "Tuberculosis," Nathan said.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • But he contracted a tuberculosis of the spine when he was about six, when his parents were up in Aswan —the nanny didn’t recognize how serious it was, he was taken to the hospital too late—he was a very bright boy, so I understand, personable too, but old Mr. Blackwell wasn’t a man tolerant of weakness or infirmity.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • We have almost grown accustomed to it; war is a cause of death like cancer and tuberculosis, like influenza and dysentery.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • At one Illinois mental hospital, new patients were dosed with milk from cows infected with tuberculosis, in the belief that only the undesirable would perish.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • I’ve seen them all born alive, and not one lost to smallpox or tuberculosis.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Before the carcass was admitted here, however, it had to pass a government inspector, who sat in the doorway and felt of the glands in the neck for tuberculosis.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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  • And one of them—no one was ever sure who—brought tuberculosis.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Anna Djvorak was convinced that the doctor had miraculously saved her son’s life by not sending him to the tuberculosis sanatorium back in 1903.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Now he had tuberculosis and was living in destitution in the ghetto in Otwock.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Packed into squalid cabins, smallpox, typhoid and tuberculosis broke out among them.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • You’ll want to see what you people have done to her with your damn tuberculosis.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Besides his duties as a junior surgeon at the Red Cross Hospital, he now had to spend every Thursday across the city at the University of Hiroshima, to chip away at his doctoral dissertation on appendicial tuberculosis.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • We’ll talk later about what heart disease means in a story, or tuberculosis or cancer or AIDS.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Katie had heard that Mrs. McShane was now in a sanatorium for incurable tuberculosis patients.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Routes cross here—people bound for private sanitariums or tuberculosis resorts in the mountains, people who are no longer persona gratis in France or Italy.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Because there were a few cases of tuberculosis in the prison, everyone had to get a periodic chest X-ray.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • Many of the Romantics died young, usually of tuberculosis.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • She was the second of three daughters and remembered how her younger sister had died of tuberculosis one winter; they’d buried her on Indian Knob Hill in the Lutheran part of the cemetery.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • She had a terrible disease, tuberculosis, which he had heard about.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • Have you ever contracted tuberculosis or other mycobacterial disease, or had a positive skin test for tuberculosis?
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • As he continued to grow sicker and sicker even at low altitude, the doctors postulated that his illness was perhaps not simple HAPE but rather HAPE complicated by tuberculosis or some other preexisting Pulmonary condition.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • She had to buy medicines because ("Don’t tell Mama") she had been diagnosed with tuberculosis.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • The case study that followed told of a Haitian peasant who had died from tuberculosis.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • She gasped, as a person dying of tuberculosis gasps for air.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • Thrice more we were stopped, twice more I coughed up what looked like the bloody sputum of a woman with tuberculosis.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • On the other hand, no one ever learned about the visions of those who did not return, including the saddest of them all: those who had died as exiles in the tuberculosis pavilion, more from the sadness of the rain than because of the complications of their disease.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Died of tuberculosis in 1821.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • There was no way of reaching him when his mother, Chella, died of tuberculosis.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • The purpose of evil was to survive it and they determined (without ever knowing they had made up their minds to do it) to survive floods, white people, tuberculosis, famine and ignorance.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
  • Severe reducing was thought to be the culprit behind an epidemic of fatal lung diseases, such as pneumonia and tuberculosis, among jockeys.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • While full-blown tuberculosis normally took six months to cure, he said, I should be better in two months.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • And in addition they had parasites that got between the scales, and they had to be dusted or washed with mercurochrome; some had to be given inhalations of eucalyptus oil for their lung ailments, for snakes get tuberculosis.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • He thought he had tuberculosis and that he was going to die.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Similarly, /consumptionick/ means a victim of tuberculosis.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • During their courtship she became ill with tuberculosis.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Her father had tuberculosis and was coughing up blood, and there was no money for treatment.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Since antibiotics lay far in the future, tuberculosis, which we called "T.B."
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • The Lincolns’ three-year-old son Edward died of tuberculosis in 1850.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Contracted tuberculosis winter ’43.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • By early summer Mary Cranch, who suffered from what was probably tuberculosis, appeared to be dying.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The outpatient clinics then took most of the day, except for a formal lecture to the nursing students on tuberculosis.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Rumor had it that she had entered a tuberculosis sanatorium as a very young girl and had never lived in the outside world since.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The folk in Auburn said Harriet had married him in order to take care of him, that even though he was a big, handsome, young man, he had tuberculosis.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • When he was committed, it was discovered that he had tuberculosis and, as it turned out, the disease of his mind allowed the disease of his body to destroy him.
    James Baldwin  --  Notes of a Native Son
  • Gold and silver mines were the dream of all adventurers: a mine could plunge you into abject poverty, kill you with tuberculosis, or make you a rich man overnight.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • I kept telling myself Dad was right, that they knew how to look after themselves and each other, but in the spring, Mom called me to say Dad had come down with tuberculosis.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
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