Spitting Blood: A History of Tuberculosis

Looks really interesting: Tuberculosis has claimed many famous victims over the centuries, in fiction and in real life, from John Keats to George Orwell, from the Bronte sisters to Robert Louis Stevenson, from the heroines of Verdi's La Traviata and Puccini's La Bohème to the consumptives who whiled away the hours in conversation on Thomas Mann's magic mountain. It became quite fashionable in the 19th century, seeming to lend its victims an air of noble suffering and heightened sexual…