Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Sir John Lavery

  • The art of consumption – TB and John Lavery

    Emily BoyleBelfast, Northern Ireland Tuberculosis, (TB) is often regarded as a historical disease—in the 1880’s it caused a quarter of all deaths in the UK. Mortality rates from TB fell by 17% between 2005 and 2015,1 but it remains an important health concern. Worldwide it is still the second most common cause of death from an…