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And the Band Played On | Randy Shilts | MacmillanToggle navigation User area. Toggle search bar. Interpreted by. Plot — Dr. Francis is one of the first doctors to understand the danger of a mysterious epidemic which has already devastated many victims in Africa and it's spreading all over the world. The moral and respectable American society remains indifferent as it considers the HIV virus dangerous only for homosexuals.
And the Band Played On
Don Francis: This may be the first epidemic in history of which no one officially died. Don Francis: How many people have to die before it'll be cost effective for you people to do something about it? A hundred? A thousand? Blood Bank executive: When the doctors start acting like businessmen, who do the people turn to for doctors?
The book chronicles the discovery and spread of the human immunodeficiency virus HIV and acquired immune deficiency syndrome AIDS with a special emphasis on government indifference and political infighting—specifically in the United States—to what was then perceived as a specifically gay disease. Shilts' premise is that AIDS was allowed to happen: while the disease is caused by a biological agent, incompetence and apathy toward those initially affected allowed its spread to become much worse. The book is an extensive work of investigative journalism, written in the form of an encompassing time line; the events that shaped the epidemic are presented as sequential matter-of-fact summaries. Shilts describes the impact and the politics involved in battling the disease on particular individuals in the gay, medical, and political communities. He ends with the announcement by actor Rock Hudson in that he was dying of AIDS, when international attention on the disease exploded. And the Band Played On was critically acclaimed and became a best-seller. Judith Eannarino of the Library Journal called it "one of the most important books of the year", upon its release.
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But, don' t fuck with me. The book chronicles the discovery and spread of the human immunodeficiency virus HIV and acquired immune deficiency syndrome AIDS with a special emphasis on government indifference and political infighting— specifically in the United States— to what was then. Creator Breakdown: Averted. And the Band Played On adds its own snare- drum resonance to the AIDS catastrophe, beating elements of Randy Shilts' journalism into a passionate, incisive condemnation of the government' s public. You can also search my large collection of Positive Motivational and Inspirational Quotes and Sayings.