Martin Kirby

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End users at the Medical College of Pennsylvania enjoyed searching CD-ROM versions of MEDLINE and judged such searches "extremely useful." To assess the effectiveness of their searches, a sample of 500 search statements from Compact Cambridge (CC) MEDLINE was examined. A high proportion of search statements (224, or 45 percent) retrieved no documents. Over(More)
Legal issues worldwide prompted by the AIDS epidemic are discussed, in a general way, since legal systems vary widely in different countries and localities. WHO publishes a tabulation of legal instruments dealing with AIDS and HIV infection. Criminal laws intended to protect people from harm from HIV infection have been enacted, such as a penalty for(More)
  • M Kirby
  • Revista de derecho y genoma humano = Law and the…
  • 1998
(1) Encounter with the genome. (2) Difficulties in the path. (3) Legal and ethical implications. (4) Patenting genes. (5) The genome and evolution. (6) An adjunct to medicine or a new world? (7) Forbidden territory or the next step for humanity? (8) Informed decisions.
Responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic include anger, rage, hope, determination to prevent and control transmission, and feelings of solidarity among people from all walks of life that resolve in new partnerships. While the outlook is poor for Asia because of the presence of factors that facilitate disease transmission, progress has been made in the Asia and(More)
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  • Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes
  • 1988
Public alarm about the spread of AIDS leads to public demand for drastic laws to contain the epidemic and to punish those who spread it. In this paper, attention is drawn to the limitations of the law in achieving the modification of human behavior. Successes and failures in public health education campaigns, directed to the same end, are mentioned. The(More)