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The origins of AIDS

Author: Jacques Pepin
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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"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  Read more...
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Pepin, Jacques, 1958-
Origins of AIDS.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011007350
(OCoLC)703790643
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Pepin
ISBN: 9781139128339 1139128337 9781139115506 1139115502 9781139117678 113911767X 9781139005234 1139005235 9781139123426 1139123424 1283298627 9781283298629
OCLC Number: 768770477
Notes: B005NND394 (Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN)).
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 293 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Out of Africa --
The source --
The timing --
The cut hunter --
Societies in transition --
The oldest trade --
Injections and the transmission of viruses --
The legacies of colonial medicine I: French Equatorial Africa and Cameroun --
The legacies of colonial medicine II: the Belgian Congo --
The other human immunodeficiency viruses --
From the Congo to the Caribbean --
The blood trade --
The globalisation --
Assembling the puzzle --
Epilogue: lessons learned.
Responsibility: Jacques Pepin.
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