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The Resource Big shot : passion, politics, and the struggle for an AIDS vaccine, Patricia Thomas

Big shot : passion, politics, and the struggle for an AIDS vaccine, Patricia Thomas

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Big shot : passion, politics, and the struggle for an AIDS vaccine
Title
Big shot
Title remainder
passion, politics, and the struggle for an AIDS vaccine
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Thomas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A veteran journalist dramatizes the controversial search for an AIDS vaccine-the players, the politics, the money-in a vivid, suspenseful story that reveals how science is done and not done, in America today. A journalist who has written widely about medical research, Thomas recounts how the search for an AIDS vaccine has taken a back seat to the search by major pharmaceutical companies for expensive drugs to kill the virus. She found social attitudes towards the disease, careerism and timidity among bureaucrats, and corporate anxieties about profits and liability to be primary roadblocks to research
  • "When Patricia Thomas set out to chronicle the search for an AIDS vaccine, she expected to find a classic struggle between ingenious young scientists and an exceptionally wily microbe. But she was in for a surprise. She soon learned that although the scientific challenges involved in making an AIDS vaccine are immense, this alone does not explain why the world still doesn't have such a vaccine - twenty years after the pandemic began. In Big Shot, Thomas dramatizes the controversial search for a vaccine - the players, the politics, the money - in a vivid, suspenseful story that reveals how science is done, and not done, in America today."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Patricia
Dewey number
616.97/92
Index
index present
LC call number
QR189.5.A33
LC item number
T48 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2001 N-123
  • WC 503.6
NLM item number
T461b 2001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AIDS vaccines
  • AIDS Vaccines
  • AIDS Vaccines
  • Health Policy
  • History, 20th Century
Label
Big shot : passion, politics, and the struggle for an AIDS vaccine, Patricia Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [480]-495) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Where the Live Things Are.
  • 5.
  • Trouble in the Ivory Tower.
  • 6.
  • Soldiers at War
  • II.
  • The Watershed: April-June 1994.
  • 7.
  • Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained.
  • I.
  • 8.
  • May Is the Cruelest Month.
  • 9.
  • Death in the Afternoon
  • III.
  • Going to Trial: July 1994-August 2000.
  • 10.
  • The Big Chill.
  • 11.
  • The Virus Must Be Laughing at Us.
  • The Age of Discovery: April 1984-March 1994.
  • 12.
  • The Next Generation.
  • 13.
  • The Catbird Seat
  • 1.
  • Whistling Past the Graveyard.
  • 2.
  • Are We Not Men? We Are Genentech.
  • 3.
  • Naked Came the DNA.
Control code
46975059
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 515 pages
Isbn
9781891620881
Lccn
2001031959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)46975059
Label
Big shot : passion, politics, and the struggle for an AIDS vaccine, Patricia Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [480]-495) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Where the Live Things Are.
  • 5.
  • Trouble in the Ivory Tower.
  • 6.
  • Soldiers at War
  • II.
  • The Watershed: April-June 1994.
  • 7.
  • Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained.
  • I.
  • 8.
  • May Is the Cruelest Month.
  • 9.
  • Death in the Afternoon
  • III.
  • Going to Trial: July 1994-August 2000.
  • 10.
  • The Big Chill.
  • 11.
  • The Virus Must Be Laughing at Us.
  • The Age of Discovery: April 1984-March 1994.
  • 12.
  • The Next Generation.
  • 13.
  • The Catbird Seat
  • 1.
  • Whistling Past the Graveyard.
  • 2.
  • Are We Not Men? We Are Genentech.
  • 3.
  • Naked Came the DNA.
Control code
46975059
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 515 pages
Isbn
9781891620881
Lccn
2001031959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)46975059

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