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Readership: Popular science readers interested in the origin and history of the AIDS virus, as well as students of medicine, microbiology, the history of medicine, and social history.
Dorothy H. Crawford, Emeritus Professor of Medical Microbiology, University of Edinburgh
Dorothy H. Crawford has been Assistant Principal for Public Understanding of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh since 2007. Her previous books include The Invisible Enemy (OUP, 2000), Deadly Companions (OUP, 2007), and Viruses: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2011). She was elected a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2001, and awarded an OBE for services to medicine and higher education in 2005.
"[E]ngaging and informative ... Armed with graphs, maps, and tables, and also with a vast reservoir of research data, Crawford meticulously evaluates and documents a series of scenarios, to piece together a detailed scientific, and also human, picture of HIV." - Alina Oswald, A&U Magazine
Introduction: a new disease
1: The puzzle of HIV-1
2: Tracing HIV to its roots
3: The primate connection
4: From rain forest to research laboratory
5: Timing SIV cpz's jump to humans
6: A vital first step for HIV-1 group M
7: Beginning the epic journey
8: HIV-1 group M meets the challenge
9: Past, present, and future pandemics