Impure Science. AIDS, Activism and the Politics of Knowledge

@article{Porter1997ImpureSA,
  title={Impure Science. AIDS, Activism and the Politics of Knowledge},
  author={R. Porter},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1997},
  volume={314},
  pages={385}
}
Steven Epstein / University of California Press, $29.95, pp 465 / ISBN 0 520 20233 3 Just 20 years ago it was all simple. With the global eradication of smallpox, the scourge of infectious disease seemed finally defeated. Drug companies had developed production line techniques of drug innovation, and the routine use of randomised, double blind trials would ensure that tragedies like thalidomide would be a thing of the past. Research scientists would develop cures, doctors prescribe them, and… Expand
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