The Gravest Show on Earth: America in the Age of AIDS - America in the Age of AIDS - Elinor Burkett (1995)
ISBN 9780395745373
Subject AIDS (Disease) - Social aspects
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date 10/23/1995
Format Hardcover (229 x 150 mm)
Language eng
Not since And the Band Played On has any journalist taken readers behind the scenes in the war against AIDS to reveal how avarice, ignorance, and egotism are subverting the nation's struggle against the epidemic. Elinor Burkett goes beyond Randy Shilts, reporting on aspects of the plague he did not cover and finding answers to the deeper questions of what AIDS reveals about America on the brink of the millennium. Readers meet the major players - from activist and playwright Larry Kramer to scientist Robert Gallo and MTV star Pedro Zamora - at home, in their laboratories, and at demonstrations. Here are Jonas Salk, world renowned medical researcher, whose carefully timed announcements about his vaccine research have made him the darling of Wall Street; Henry Heimlich, peddling malaria as the magic bullet that will kill HIV; and federally funded scientists who make advertorials for the very drug companies whose products they test. Burkett goes into the street for a political funeral and
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LoC Classification RA644.A25B868 1995
Dewey 362.1/969792/00973
Cover Price $24.95
No. of Pages 399
Includes index.