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Ronald Bayer

Full Name: Ronald Bayer
Number of Works: 16
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ISBN: 0195131606, 9780195131604
Keywords: blood, disaster, medical, aids, feuds, politics
Pages: 375
Published: 1999
  • Rating: 80%

In the mid-1980s public health officials in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia discovered that almost half of the hemophiliac population, as well as tens of thousands of blood transfusion recipients, had been infected with HIV-tainted blood. This book provides a comparative perspective on the political, legal, and social struggles that emerged in response to the HIV contamination of the industrialized worlds blood supply. It describes how eight nations responded to the first signs that AIDS might be transmitted through blood, and how they falteringly arrived at and finally implemente
ISBN: 0521446627, 9780521446624
Keywords: free, society, drugs, illicit, drug, policy, confronting
Pages: 379
Published: 1993

As the financial and social costs of the war on drugs become increasingly clear, there has been renewed debate about drug control in American society. Why, for instance, do the current policies lump less dangerous drugs with more dangerous ones in making possession of any illegal drug a criminal offense? And why does the United States government spend more on law enforcement to repress drug sales than on treatment for individuals who are addicted to drugs? One alternative to the current prohibitionist policies is decriminalisation - a proposal that has drawn both supporters and critics from ac
ISBN: 0195126815, 9780195126815
Keywords: oral, history, epidemic, voices, doctors, aids
Pages: 310
Published: 1900

Today, AIDS has been indelibly etched in our consciousness. Yet it was less than twenty years ago that doctors confronted a sudden avalanche of strange, inexplicable, seemingly untreatable conditions that signaled the arrival of a devastating new disease. Bewildered, unprepared, and pushed to the limit of their diagnostic abilities, a select group of courageous physicians nevertheless persevered. This unique collective memoir tells their story. Based on interviews with nearly eighty doctors whose lives and careers have centered on the AIDS epidemic from the early 1980s to the present, this ca
ISBN: 0195307305, 9780195307306
Keywords: african, aids, epidemic, south, history, dreams, oral, shattered
Pages: 280
Published: 2007

Shattered Dreams? is an oral history of how physicians and nurses in South Africa struggled to ride the tiger of the world's most catastrophic AIDS epidemic. Based on interviews-not only from the great urban centers of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban-but from provincial centers and rural villages, this book captures the experience of health care workers as they confronted indifference from colleagues, opposition from superiors, unexpected resistance from the country's political leaders, and material scarcity that was both the legacy of Apartheid and a consequence of the global power of the