Good book, but it drags at times.,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Virus Hunting: Aids, Cancer, And The Human Retrovirus: A Story Of Scientific Discovery: AIDS, Cancer and the Human Retrovirus - A Story of Scientific Discovery with a New Epilogue by the Author (Taschenbuch)
This book is the story of the discovery of human retroviruses including the AIDS virus. It traces the life of Robert Gallo from his first job to world fame and controversy. There is a lot of good detail about retroviruses and the techniques being used to fight them. The book does stumble sometimes. Some of the history is writen in a defensive style to dispell the negative reaction that Dr. Gallo has receive because of the anti-body test dispute with the French. Also the process of discovery, where he talks about lab work is very, very boring. It lacks the right kind of details to get the reader excited. Except for the above points it is good book that should be read.
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