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The Resource AIDS at 30 : a history, Victoria A. Harden

AIDS at 30 : a history, Victoria A. Harden

Label
AIDS at 30 : a history
Title
AIDS at 30
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Victoria A. Harden
Title variation
AIDS at thirty
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Society was not prepared in 1981 for the appearance of a new infectious disease, but we have since learned that emerging and reemerging diseases will continue to challenge humanity. This work is the first history of HIV/AIDS written for a general audience that emphasizes the medical response to the epidemic. The author, a medical historian approaches the AIDS virus from philosophical and intellectual perspectives in the history of medical science, discussing the process of scientific discovery, scientific evidence, and how laboratories found the cause of AIDS and developed therapeutic interventions. Furthermore, her book places AIDS as the first infectious disease to be recognized simultaneously worldwide as a single phenomenon. After years of believing that vaccines and antibiotics would keep deadly epidemics away, researchers, doctors, patients, and the public were forced to abandon the arrogant assumption that they had conquered infectious diseases. By presenting a discussion of the history of HIV/AIDS and analyzing how aspects of society advanced or hindered the response to the disease, the book illustrates how medicine identifies and evaluates new infectious diseases quickly and what political and cultural factors limit the medical community's response
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
AIDS at 30 : a history, Victoria A. Harden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-306) and index
Contents
Emerging in silence -- What Is this new disease? -- Searching for the cause of AIDS -- Clinical research, epidemic of fear, and AIDS in the worldwide blood supply -- AIDS as a cultural phenomenon -- AIDS therapy -- Communicating AIDS -- The global epidemic -- The third decade
Control code
ocn682895698
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xvi, 324 p.
Isbn
9781597972949
Lccn
2011028331
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)682895698
Label
AIDS at 30 : a history, Victoria A. Harden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-306) and index
Contents
Emerging in silence -- What Is this new disease? -- Searching for the cause of AIDS -- Clinical research, epidemic of fear, and AIDS in the worldwide blood supply -- AIDS as a cultural phenomenon -- AIDS therapy -- Communicating AIDS -- The global epidemic -- The third decade
Control code
ocn682895698
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xvi, 324 p.
Isbn
9781597972949
Lccn
2011028331
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)682895698

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