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Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198819660
eISBN:
9780191859984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819660.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Social History

This book challenges a dominant hypothesis in the study of epidemics. From an interdisciplinary array of scholars, a consensus has emerged: invariably, epidemics in past times provoked class hatred, ... More


The Genealogy of a Gene: Patents, HIV/AIDS, and Race

Myles W. Jackson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028660
eISBN:
9780262327190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028660.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book uses the story of the CCR5 gene to investigate the interrelationships among science, technology, and society. Mapping the varied ‘genealogy’ of CCR5- intellectual property, natural ... More


Conclusion

Frank M. Snowden

in The Conquest of Malaria: Italy, 1900-1962

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108996
eISBN:
9780300128437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108996.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book concludes by affirming the enormous importance of the Italian triumph over malaria as an example of the successful eradication of an incapacitating disease that continues to hold much of ... More


The Story of the CCR5 Gene

Myles W. Jackson

in The Genealogy of a Gene: Patents, HIV/AIDS, and Race

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028660
eISBN:
9780262327190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028660.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The introductory chapter proffers an overview of the history of the CCR5 gene. It discusses the rush to patent a sequence, whose precise function was unknown at the time of the patent. It also ... More


CCR5 and HIV/AIDS Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Myles W. Jackson

in The Genealogy of a Gene: Patents, HIV/AIDS, and Race

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028660
eISBN:
9780262327190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028660.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the last years of the 20th century, the CCR5 gene and its protein product became the objects of state-of-the-art work on diagnostics and drug treatment. The CCR5 patent’s lineage is now the ... More


Race, Place, and Pathogens

Myles W. Jackson

in The Genealogy of a Gene: Patents, HIV/AIDS, and Race

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028660
eISBN:
9780262327190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028660.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The CCR5-Δ‎32 allele provides some of the most fascinating stories of the CCR5 gene. It became a focal point in the debate about allele frequencies and natural selection. Could those who are immune ... More


Discovering Tuberculosis: A Global History, 1900 to the Present

Christian W. McMillen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300190298
eISBN:
9780300213485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300190298.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Discovering Tuberculosis looks at key places, developments, and ideas in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries that explain the staying power of tuberculosis in both the past and the ... More


The Making of the HIV/TB Pandemic

Christian W. McMillen

in Discovering Tuberculosis: A Global History, 1900 to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300190298
eISBN:
9780300213485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300190298.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

When HIV/AIDS began to appear in Africa in the early 1980s, many noted that it was accompanied by an uptick in TB. Some even suggested that a rise in TB was in fact a signal that AIDS had arrived. By ... More


Epilogue: HIV/AIDS: A Pandemic of Hate, Compassion, and Politics

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

in Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198819660
eISBN:
9780191859984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819660.003.0026
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Social History

Unlike previous chapters, which are driven by the primary sources, this one relies on works by scholars and activists. From studies of the US, Australia, and Africa, this chapter finds a sharp break ... More


Conclusion: Afterlife, Memory, and Failure in Biomedical Research

Robin Wolfe Scheffler

in A Contagious Cause: The American Hunt for Cancer Viruses and the Rise of Molecular Medicine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226458892
eISBN:
9780226628400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226628400.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The conclusion argues that the links that new understandings of cancer viruses helped draw between virology and molecular biology were essential to the growth of molecular medicine. While the Virus ... More


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