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And the Band Played on

Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
Shilts, Randy (Book - 2007 )
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An examination of the AIDS crisis critiques the federal government for its inaction, health authorities for their greed, and scientists for their desire for prestige in the face of the AIDS pandemic, in a twentieth anniversary edition of the acclaimed exposé.
Authors: Shilts, Randy
Title: And the band played on
politics, people, and the AIDS epidemic
Publisher: New York : St Martin's Griffin, 2007
Edition: 20th anniversary ed
Characteristics: 630 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Randy Shilts
Contents: Acknowledgments
Dramatis Personae
Bureaucracy
Prologue
Behold, a pale horse
Before/1980
Paving the road/1981
Gathering darkness/1982
Battle lines/January-June 1983
Rituals/July-December 1983
Lights & Tunnels/1984
Butcher's Bill/1985
Epilogue/after
Notes on sources
Index
Summary: An examination of the AIDS crisis critiques the federal government for its inaction, health authorities for their greed, and scientists for their desire for prestige in the face of the AIDS pandemic, in a twentieth anniversary edition of the acclaimed exposé.
ISBN: 0312374631
9780312374631
Branch Call Number: 362.196979 S556a 2007
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 607-613) and index
Subject Headings: AIDS (Disease) History AIDS (Disease) Political aspects United States AIDS (Disease) Social aspects United States
Topical Term: AIDS (Disease)
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An examination of the AIDS crisis critiques the federal government for its inaction, health authorities for their greed, and scientists for their desire for prestige in the face of the AIDS pandemic, in a twentieth anniversary edition of the acclaimed exposé.


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After reading half of the book, I checked the cataloguing information and discovered that the book was published in 1987. Given the comprehensive study of the beginning of the AIDS epidemic as well as the in-depth analysis of many of the major players that set the policy which would deeply effect the spread of the disease, it is absolutely stunning that Randy Shilts was able to write within five years of the initial case reported to the CDC. The book reads like a political thriller and pulls no punches when it comes to the ineptitude of the U.S. governmental agencies that would usually protect us from such threats. Everyone is put onto the examining table: the CDC, the NIH, the NIAID, the FDA, the Reagan Administration, city governments, the medical establishment, prominent physicians and researches, the gay leadership, and many others. Anyone who is interested in this history should start here.

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