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The control of tuberculosis: a continuous game of snakes and ladders

Ramakrishnan, T and Chandrasekhar, P (1999) The control of tuberculosis: a continuous game of snakes and ladders. In: Journal of Biosciences, 24 (2). pp. 143-152.


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The traditional Indian game of snakes and ladders is played by rolling dice to determine how many squares a player can move his marker up the board, starting at square one and finishing at square one hundred... [there is] an austere geometry of squares broken by angled ladders and snakes with yawning jaws. Landing at the foot of the ladder meant you could climb it, sometimes moving thirty squares in a single throw. You could also make it to square ninety nine, only to encounter a snake.... Then you had to slide down the serpent.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Biosciences
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: The copyright belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: tuberculosis;treatment;study;antibiotic;therapy
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:15
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/1554

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