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Title:And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Randy Shilts, William Greider
Publisher:Stonewall Inn Editions
ISBN:0312241356
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:656
Category:non-fiction, history, science, politics, glbt, medicine

And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts, William Greider

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic div By the time Rock Hudson s death in alerted all America to the danger of the AIDS epidemic the disease had spread across the nation killing thousands of people and emerging as the greatest health crisis of the th century America faced a troubling question What happened How was this epidemic allowed to spread so far before it was taken seriously In answering these questions Shilts weaves the disparate threads into a coherent story pinning down every evasion and contradiction at the highest levels of the medical political and media establishments .

Shilts shows that the epidemic spread wildly because the federal government put budget ahead of the nation s welfare health authorities placed political expediency before the public health and scientists were often more concerned with international prestige than saving lives Against this backdrop Shilts tells the heroic stories of individuals in science and politics public health and the gay community who struggled to alert the nation to the enormity of the danger it faced i And the Band Played On i is both a tribute to these heroic people and a stinging indictment of the institutions that failed the nation so badly div

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