The Race to Discover the AIDS Virus: Luc Montagnier Vs Robert Gallo

The Race to Discover the AIDS Virus Luc Montagnier Vs Robert Gallo In the early s doctors sounded the alarm A mysterious new disease acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS was spreading around the world While many of the first AIDS patients were gay men no

  • Title: The Race to Discover the AIDS Virus: Luc Montagnier Vs Robert Gallo
  • Author: Stuart A. Kallen
  • ISBN: 9780761354901
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the early 1980s, doctors sounded the alarm A mysterious new disease acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS was spreading around the world While many of the first AIDS patients were gay men, no one seemed to be immune from the deadly blood borne disease Researchers set to work to discover what was causing AIDS They suspected a virus Two teams of scientists oIn the early 1980s, doctors sounded the alarm A mysterious new disease acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS was spreading around the world While many of the first AIDS patients were gay men, no one seemed to be immune from the deadly blood borne disease Researchers set to work to discover what was causing AIDS They suspected a virus Two teams of scientists one in the United States and one in France worked tirelessly to identify the virus and to develop a blood test to detect it The news on April 23, 1984, that the U.S team, led by Robert Gallo at the National Cancer Institute, had isolated the virus was a cause for celebration But in Paris, France, Luc Montagnier and his team at the Pasteur Institute were furious and frustrated They had uncovered the AIDS virus, they claimed, and now Gallo was taking credit for their discovery The battle over who would be recognized for discovering the AIDS virus is a complex and compelling story, filled with mystery, deception, and hope It involves sophisticated microbiology, the coveted Nobel Prize in Medicine, big egos, and great amounts of money In this book, author Stuart Kallen chronicles this riveting human tale about a bitter scientific rivalry.

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    1. An excellent resource for students interested in science or medicine.  The book shows the reader (who, if school-age now, was not alive during the outbreak of AIDS) the horrors of the disease and the fear it sent through the general populace of many countries.  Attention is given not only to the search for the virus but also to the cause and effect.  American Robert Gallo and Frenchman Luc Montagnier both claimed to have discovered the AIDS virus in 1984; there were disputes as to who found w [...]

    2. AIDS, the origins and treatment, is the focus of this book. The science of the disease, how scientists went about developing treatments, and the joining of the various scientists to work together instead of in opposition provide an interesting and informative story.The history of the AIDS virus and the scientific explorations that occurred because of the virus, are the foundation of this book. While informative, there are only black and white illustrations to enhance the text, and the manner in [...]

    3. Having lived through the initial AIDS identification process and having friends who died from the disease, this book offered a new perspective about what was going on during the search for the cause and the cure.In our r-book there is a section about illness and disease. This book would offer a contemporary look at an illness with which many students are familiar.

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