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Big Shot: Passion, Politics, and the Struggle for an AIDS Vaccine

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When the human immunodeficiency virus was identified in 1984, the competition to create an AIDS vaccine was fierce. Now Patricia Thomas brings the contenders to life in a fast-paced, narrative: two biologists rescue precious virus cultures from destruction by a military biohazard team. Other researchers drive hundreds of miles during a heat wave to work in a safe containme ...more
Hardcover, 515 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by PublicAffairs
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Patricia Thomas (b. 1948) is a health journalist and professor of journalism at the University of Georgia, where she holds the Knight Chair In Health And Medical Journalism and directs the MA program in medical journalism. She is the author of the award-winning Big Shot: Passion, Politics, and the Struggle for an AIDS Vaccine (2001), and contributor to numerous edited volumes. As an undergraduat ...more
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