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The Resource The race to discover the AIDS virus : Luc Montagnier vs. Robert Gallo, Stuart A. Kallen

The race to discover the AIDS virus : Luc Montagnier vs. Robert Gallo, Stuart A. Kallen

Label
The race to discover the AIDS virus : Luc Montagnier vs. Robert Gallo
Title
The race to discover the AIDS virus
Title remainder
Luc Montagnier vs. Robert Gallo
Statement of responsibility
Stuart A. Kallen
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the early 1980s, doctors sounded the alarm. A mysterious new disease--acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS--was spreading around the world. While many of the first AIDS patients were gay men, no one seemed to be immune from the deadly blood-borne disease.Reseachers set to work to discover what was causing AIDS. They suspected a virus. Two teams of scientists- one in the United States and one in France - worked tirelessly to identify the virus and to develop a blood test to detect it. The news on April 23, 1984, that the U.S. team, lead by Rober Gallo at the National Cancer Institute, had isolated the virus was a cause for celebration. But in Paris, France, Luc Montagnier and his team at the Pasteur Institute were furious and frustrated. They had uncovered the AIDS virus, they claimed, and now Gallo was taking credit for their discovery.The battle over who would be recognized for discovering the AIDS virus is a complex and compelling story, filled with mystery, deception, and hope. It involves sophisticated microbiology, the coveted Nobel Prize in Medicine, big egos, and great amounts of money. In this book, author Stuart Kallen chronicles this riveting human tale about a bitter scientific rivalry." - Amazon
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
614.5/99392
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QR201.A37
LC item number
K35 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Scientific rivalries and scandals
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The race to discover the AIDS virus : Luc Montagnier vs. Robert Gallo, Stuart A. Kallen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: a scientific controversy -- A mysterious new disease -- The virus hunters -- The French connection to AIDS -- Gallo versus Montagnier -- Disputes and lawsuits -- Misconduct and censure -- Epilogue
Control code
1415038
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
63 p.
Isbn
9780761354901
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010039375
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1415038
  • (OCoLC)667609371
Label
The race to discover the AIDS virus : Luc Montagnier vs. Robert Gallo, Stuart A. Kallen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: a scientific controversy -- A mysterious new disease -- The virus hunters -- The French connection to AIDS -- Gallo versus Montagnier -- Disputes and lawsuits -- Misconduct and censure -- Epilogue
Control code
1415038
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
63 p.
Isbn
9780761354901
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010039375
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1415038
  • (OCoLC)667609371

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