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Cured : how the Berlin patients defeated HIV and forever changed medical science / Nathalia Holt.

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Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library 614.5 H (Text) 39493107522858 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525953920
  • ISBN: 0525953922
  • Physical Description: xxi, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, [2014]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-295) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I A Doctor, Two Patients, and Some Tests -- Chapter 1 Good Doctor in Denial 3 -- Chapter 2 A Visit with the Family Doctor 13 -- Chapter 3 Death Sentence? 21 -- Part II Disease, a Drug, and Its Industry -- Chapter 4 Viral Trojan Horse 33 -- Chapter 5 A Weapon from the War on Cancer 43 -- Chapter 6 Days of Acting Up 57 -- Chapter 7 Recognizing a Global Pandemic 65 -- Chapter 8 From the One Percent 79 -- Chapter 9 But, Doctor, I Don't Feel Sick 87 -- Chapter 10 Delta 32 Mutation 95 -- Chapter 11 Calling All Elite Controllers 99 -- Chapter 12 Treatment in Hiding 111 -- Part III Treating the Berlin Patients -- Chapter 13 Second Diagnosis 119 -- Chapter 14 Compassionate Use Exemption 131 -- Chapter 15 Three Deadly Diseases Move In 135 -- Chapter 16 Comfort of Family and Strangers 141 -- Chapter 17 Timing 147 -- Chapter 18 Transplanting 153 -- Chapter 19 "Perhaps We Have Eradicated HIV" 163 -- Chapter 20 An Unexciting Recovery 175 -- Part IV Cure -- Chapter 21 Trials 185 -- Chapter 22 Proof of Principle 199 -- Chapter 23 Good Doctor in Court 205 -- Chapter 24 Not Even Surprising 209 -- Chapter 25 Promise Kept 221 -- Chapter 26 A Child Cured-So What? 241 -- Chapter 27 Zinc Finger Snap 249 -- Chapter 28 Abused, the Respected, the Relentless 261.
Summary, etc.:
A young molecular biologist at the forefront of HIV research, Nathalia Holt tells the historic, multilayered, and compassionate story of two patients--each known in medical literature as the Berlin Patient--and their young research-minded doctors. The backdrop is nothing less than a revolution in cultural attitudes and medical thinking. These two patients' disparate cures came twelve years apart: the first in 1996 from an experimental cancer drug, the other in 2008 from a bone marrow transplant of cells with a particular genetic mutation. Holt connects the molecular dots of these two cases for the first time, providing insight into one of the most important medical breakthroughs of our generation.--From publisher description.
Subject: HIV infections > Treatment > Germany > Berlin.
Gene therapy > Germany > Berlin > History.
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