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Cured : how the Berlin patients defeated HIV and forever changed medical science

Author: Nathalia Holt
Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A young molecular biologist at the forefront of HIV research, Nathalia Holt tells the historic, multilayered, and compassionate story of two patients--each known in medical literature as the Berlin Patient--and their young research-minded doctors. The backdrop is nothing less than a revolution in cultural attitudes and medical thinking. These two patients' disparate cures came twelve years apart: the first in 1996  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nathalia Holt
ISBN: 9780525953920 0525953922
OCLC Number: 858649761
Description: xxi, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A doctor, two patients, and some tests. The good doctor in denial ; A visit with the family doctor ; Death sentence? --
The disease, a drug, and its industry. Viral Trojan horse ; A weapon from the war on cancer ; The days of acting up ; Recognizing a global pandemic ; From the one percent ; But, Doctor, I don't feel sick ; The Delta 32 Mutation ; Calling all elite controllers ; Treatment in hiding --
Treating the Berlin patients. The second diagnosis ; The compassionate use exemption ; Three deadly diseases move in ; The comfort of family and strangers ; Timing ; Transplanting ; "Perhaps we have eradicated HIV" ; An unexciting recovery --
The cure. Trials ; Proof of principle ; The good doctor in court ; Not even surprising ; The promise kept ; A child cured--
so what? ; Zinc finger snap ; The abused, the respected, and relentless.
Other Titles: How the Berlin patients defeated HIV and forever changed medical science
Responsibility: Nathalia Holt.

Abstract:

A young molecular biologist at the forefront of HIV research, Nathalia Holt tells the historic, multilayered, and compassionate story of two patients--each known in medical literature as the Berlin Patient--and their young research-minded doctors. The backdrop is nothing less than a revolution in cultural attitudes and medical thinking. These two patients' disparate cures came twelve years apart: the first in 1996 from an experimental cancer drug, the other in 2008 from a bone marrow transplant of cells with a particular genetic mutation. Holt connects the molecular dots of these two cases for the first time, providing insight into one of the most important medical breakthroughs of our generation.--From publisher description.

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