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The Resource A plague on all our houses : medical intrigue, Hollywood, and the discovery of AIDS, Bruce J. Hillman, MD

A plague on all our houses : medical intrigue, Hollywood, and the discovery of AIDS, Bruce J. Hillman, MD

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A plague on all our houses : medical intrigue, Hollywood, and the discovery of AIDS
Title
A plague on all our houses
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medical intrigue, Hollywood, and the discovery of AIDS
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Bruce J. Hillman, MD
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Language
eng
Summary
A frightening new plague. A medical mystery. A pioneering immunologist. In A Plague on All Our Houses, Dr. Bruce J. Hillman dissects the war of egos, money, academic power, and Hollywood clout that advanced AIDS research even as it compromised the career of the scientist who discovered the disease
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/* Starred Review */ Hillman (The Man Who Stalked Einstein), professor of radiology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, chronicles the frightening early days of America’s AIDS epidemic in this riveting narrative. He relies on interviews with Michael Gottlieb, who was the first to describe the disease in 1981; Gottlieb’s ex-wife Cindy; and associates in the “scantly explored world of university physicians.” Hillman shares how Gottlieb, then an untenured assistant professor at UCLA, went up against bosses and administrators who isolated him; relates the denialism of the Reagan administration, which wouldn’t address the epidemic until 1987; and addresses the politics of research and rewards. Gottlieb rose to fame as a well-spoken medical expert, treating AIDS-stricken actor Rock Hudson and collaborating with Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor in establishing a foundation dedicated to AIDS research. Hillman’s intriguing portrait will deepen readers’ understanding of those who worked tirelessly to solve a medical mystery, nobly yearning to save lives and leave an indelible mark on human history. Hillman argues that the larger story of AIDS can teach “important lessons for the future” on how nations can better deal with emerging epidemics. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed 08/29/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 35, p)
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10535107
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Hillman, Bruce J
Dewey number
614.5/99392
Index
index present
LC call number
RA643.8
LC item number
.H52 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Gottlieb, Michael S
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Faculty, Medical
  • HIV Infections
  • Social Conditions
  • Education, Medical, Graduate
  • Schools, Medical
  • Politics
  • History, 20th Century
  • AIDS (Disease)
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medical intrigue, Hollywood, and the discovery of AIDS
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A plague on all our houses : medical intrigue, Hollywood, and the discovery of AIDS, Bruce J. Hillman, MD
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-212) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Sick queen -- Riding the tiger -- Fast times -- The Waxman cometh -- The color of money -- No love lost -- The power of denial -- Rock -- Elizabeth -- The contentious route to an effective treatment -- Fear itself -- The politics of research advocacy -- The making of a radical -- Le deluge -- Epilogue: redeeming the years lost to the locusts
Control code
1717329
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 222 pages
Isbn
9781611688757
Lccn
2016006933
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781611688757
  • (OCoLC)939597219
Label
A plague on all our houses : medical intrigue, Hollywood, and the discovery of AIDS, Bruce J. Hillman, MD
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sick queen -- Riding the tiger -- Fast times -- The Waxman cometh -- The color of money -- No love lost -- The power of denial -- Rock -- Elizabeth -- The contentious route to an effective treatment -- Fear itself -- The politics of research advocacy -- The making of a radical -- Le deluge -- Epilogue: redeeming the years lost to the locusts
Control code
1717329
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 222 pages
Isbn
9781611688757
Lccn
2016006933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781611688757
  • (OCoLC)939597219

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