Sailors and star-bursts, and the arrival of HIV

  title={Sailors and star-bursts, and the arrival of HIV},
  author={Edward Hooper},
  pages={1689 - 1691}
  • E. Hooper
  • Published 20 December 1997
  • Biology
  • BMJ
Tracking the origins and early history of a newly recognised disease is more than just an academic exercise. To appreciate how a disease began can help medical science to combat it. The classic example is John Snow's investigation of the cholera epidemic in Golden Square, London, in 1854: his removal of the handle of the Broad Street pump contained the outbreak.1 An appreciation of causation may also help to prevent similar events occurring in the future. The recent evidence, for example, about… 
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