Book ID: CBB084551418

The Origins of AIDS (2021)

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Pépin, Jacques (Author)


Cambridge University Press


Publication Date: 2021
Physical Details: 392
Language: English

It is now forty years since the discovery of AIDS, but its origins continue to puzzle doctors, scientists and patients. Inspired by his own experiences working as a physician in a bush hospital in Zaire, Jacques Pépin looks back to the early twentieth-century events in central Africa that triggered the emergence of HIV/AIDS and traces its subsequent development into the most dramatic and destructive epidemic of modern times. He shows how the disease was first transmitted from chimpanzees to man and then how military campaigns, urbanisation, prostitution and large-scale colonial medical interventions intended to eradicate tropical diseases combined to disastrous effect to fuel the spread of the virus from its origins in Léopoldville to the rest of Africa, the Caribbean and ultimately worldwide. This is an essential perspective on HIV/AIDS and on the lessons that must be learned as the world faces another pandemic.

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Authors & Contributors
McKay, Richard A.
Bollet, Alfred Jay
Molyneux, Catherine
Geissler, P. Wenzel
Koch, Tom
Nattrass, Nicoli
Journals
Journal of the Turkish-German Gynecological Association
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Health and History
Journal of Medical Biography
Medical History
Publishers
University of Chicago Press
Demos
Berghahn Books
Columbia University Press
Cambridge University Press
Ohio University Press
Concepts
Public health
Infectious diseases
AIDS (disease)
Disease and diseases
Epidemics
HIV
People
Latta, Thomas Aitchison
Ladoo, Harold Sonny
Cassin, Frieda
Kincaid, Jamaica
Places
Africa
South Africa
Europe
United States
North America
New Zealand
Times
21st century
20th century
20th century, late
19th century
Early modern
18th century
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