Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 June 2007

280 Pages | 1 map

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

ISBN: 9780195307306

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Shattered Dreams

An Oral History of the South African AIDS Epidemic

Gerald M. Oppenheimer and Ronald Bayer

Shattered Dreams? is an oral history of how physicians and nurses in South Africa struggled to ride the tiger of the world's most catastrophic AIDS epidemic. Based on interviews-not only from the great urban centers of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban-but from provincial centers and rural villages, this book captures the experience of health care workers as they confronted indifference from colleagues, opposition from superiors, unexpected resistance from the country's political leaders, and material scarcity that was both the legacy of Apartheid and a consequence of the global power of the international pharmaceutical industry.


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