Scientific Errors and Controversies in the U.S. HIV/AIDS Epidemic: How They Slowed Advances and Were Resolved.

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Holmberg, Scott D. Scientific Errors and Controversies in the U.5. HIV/AIDS Epidemic: How They Slowed Advances and Were Resolved. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2008; www.praeger.com

Part history, part narrative, and principally a scientific autopsy, this book is an insider's account of the errors, controversies, and corrections that have marked the first twenty-five years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States. It describes how these many scientific errors occurred, how they were propagated, how they distracted researchers and the public, and how they were corrected.

The author shows how scientific errors and controversies inevitably occur in the absence, ignorance, or dismissal of...

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