Tuberculosis was once the most feared disease on earth. In the 19th century, effectively every man, woman and child carried TB. One in four died of it.
Today, TB is curable, but efforts to find, treat and cure everyone are insufficient. Of the 9 million people a year who get sick with TB, 3 million don't get the treatment they need.
I've been following the #WorldTBDay conversation today and wanted to share highlights from the many dedicated organizations working to end this horrible disease.
The Remedy, out April 3, chronicles the career of Robert Koch, a provincial German doctor who rose, through sheer determination and methodical diligence, to be the greatest scientist of the day. Learn more and pre-order your copy.