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Science fictions : a scientific mystery, a massive coverup, and the dark legacy of Robert Gallo

Author: John Crewdson
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"More than ten years in the making, John Crewdson's Science Fictions is a brilliant work of investigative reporting that raises the curtain on a scientific scandal of major proportions. Science Fictions is the narrative of how one of this country's superstar scientists, Robert Gallo of the National Cancer Institute, falsely claimed to have been the first to isolate the AIDS virus, HIV, and to develop the HIV  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Robert C Gallo; Robert C Gallo; Robert C Gallo
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Crewdson
ISBN: 0316134767 9780316134767
OCLC Number: 46976638
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 670 pages (16 pages of plates) : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: "This Is What We're Going to Work On" --
1. "Too Lucky to Be True" --
2. "These Guys Have Found Something Important" --
3. "We Were Wrong, and Barre-Sinoussi Was Right" --
4. "This Looks Like It Could Be the Cause" --
5. "Our Eminent Dr. Robert Gallo" --
6. "We Assumed That Was Your Job" --
7. "Only Because There Are So Many" --
8. "Let Them Bark in the Wind" --
9. "I Don't Want to Go to Jail" --
10. "French Virus in the Picture" --
11. "Bingo. We Win" --
12. "A Small Guy Who Stumbled" --
13. "Just Show Us the Proof" --
14. "We Were Going to Get Killed" --
15. "The Whole Thing Was Sordid" --
16. "Einstein, Freud --
I'd Put Him on a List Like That" --
17. "I Have Probably Talked Too Much" --
18. "Of Course We Did Grow LAV" --
19. "If Chance Will Have Me King" --
20. "I Know I Don't Lie" --
21. "Intellectual Recklessness of a High Degree" --
22. "It Can't Be the Money" --
23. "Slander Is the Worst Crime" --
24. "The Steaks Are Not Done" --
25. "We Did It to Ourselves."
Responsibility: John Crewdson.
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"More than ten years in the making, John Crewdson's Science Fictions is a brilliant work of investigative reporting that raises the curtain on a scientific scandal of major proportions. Science Fictions is the narrative of how one of this country's superstar scientists, Robert Gallo of the National Cancer Institute, falsely claimed to have been the first to isolate the AIDS virus, HIV, and to develop the HIV antibody test that saved the blood supply. These achievements brought him honor and riches at the expense of the true discoverers at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. Crewdson traces how the AIDS virus was actually discovered and the blood test developed and by whom, how the French AIDS virus ended up in Gallo's test tubes, and how the National Institutes of Health and other agencies of the Reagan administration struggled to cover up the truth."--Jacket.

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