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The origins of AIDS, Jacques Pepin

Label
The origins of AIDS
Title
The origins of AIDS
Statement of responsibility
Jacques Pepin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This compelling new account traces the origins and development of the most dramatic and destructive disease epidemic of modern times. Jacques Pepin looks back to the early twentieth-century events in Africa that triggered the emergence of HIV/AIDS and the subsequent evolution and transmission of the disease before it was first officially identified in 1981. The book focuses on the specific circumstances in Leopoldville, the capital of the Belgian Congo, where urbanization, the spread of prostitution, and medical interventions to control the incidence of tropical diseases interconnected to fuel the communication of HIV-1 in the 1960s, as the country struggled to adapt to its newfound independence. With a unique synthesis of historical, political and medical elements, this book adds a coherent and necessary historical perspective to recent molecular studies of the chronology of the HIV/AIDS pandemic"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA643.86.A35
LC item number
P465 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The origins of AIDS, Jacques Pepin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Out of Africa; 2. The source; 3. The timing; 4. The cut hunter; 5. Societies in transition; 6. The oldest trade; 7. Injections and the transmission of viruses; 8. The legacies of colonial medicine I: French Equatorial Africa and Cameroun; 9. The legacies of colonial medicine II: the Belgian Congo; 10. The other human immunodeficiency viruses; 11. From the Congo to the Caribbean; 12. The blood trade; 13. The globalisation; 14. Assembling the puzzle; 15. Epilogue: lessons learned
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Out of Africa; 2. The source; 3. The timing; 4. The cut hunter; 5. Societies in transition; 6. The oldest trade; 7. Injections and the transmission of viruses; 8. The legacies of colonial medicine I: French Equatorial Africa and Cameroun; 9. The legacies of colonial medicine II: the Belgian Congo; 10. The other human immunodeficiency viruses; 11. From the Congo to the Caribbean; 12. The blood trade; 13. The globalisation; 14. Assembling the puzzle; 15. Epilogue: lessons learned
Control code
703790643
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 293 p.
Isbn
9780521186377
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011007350
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)703790643
Label
The origins of AIDS, Jacques Pepin
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Out of Africa; 2. The source; 3. The timing; 4. The cut hunter; 5. Societies in transition; 6. The oldest trade; 7. Injections and the transmission of viruses; 8. The legacies of colonial medicine I: French Equatorial Africa and Cameroun; 9. The legacies of colonial medicine II: the Belgian Congo; 10. The other human immunodeficiency viruses; 11. From the Congo to the Caribbean; 12. The blood trade; 13. The globalisation; 14. Assembling the puzzle; 15. Epilogue: lessons learned
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Out of Africa; 2. The source; 3. The timing; 4. The cut hunter; 5. Societies in transition; 6. The oldest trade; 7. Injections and the transmission of viruses; 8. The legacies of colonial medicine I: French Equatorial Africa and Cameroun; 9. The legacies of colonial medicine II: the Belgian Congo; 10. The other human immunodeficiency viruses; 11. From the Congo to the Caribbean; 12. The blood trade; 13. The globalisation; 14. Assembling the puzzle; 15. Epilogue: lessons learned
Control code
703790643
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 293 p.
Isbn
9780521186377
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011007350
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)703790643

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