Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 March 1999

400 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195131604

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Blood Feuds

AIDS, Blood, and the Politics of Medical Disaster

Edited by Eric Feldman and Ronald Bayer

In the mid-1980s public health officials in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia discovered that almost half of the hemophiliac population, as well as tens of thousands of blood transfusion recipients, had been infected with HIV-tainted blood. This book provides a comparative perspective on the political, legal, and social struggles that emerged in response to the HIV contamination of the industrialized worlds blood supply. It brings together chapters on the experiences of the United States, Japan, France, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Italy, and Australia with four comparative essays that shed light on the cultural, institutional, and economic dimensions of the HIV/blood disaster.


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