The silent epidemic: the social, ethical, and medical problems surrounding the fight against hepatitis B.

@article{Muraskin1988TheSE,
  title={The silent epidemic: the social, ethical, and medical problems surrounding the fight against hepatitis B.},
  author={W. Muraskin},
  journal={Journal of social history},
  year={1988},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={
          277-98
        }
}
  • W. Muraskin
  • Published 1988
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of social history
Hepatitis B is the "Russian Roulette" of diseases. A person who contracts hepatitis B can die quickly of fulminant hepatitis, or decades later of cirrhosis or cancer of the liver. If the hepatitis does not kill the individual it can drain away all his energy and leave him in a chronic state of malaise a state of never feeling healthy again; or it can leave him feeling perfectly fit, but a "carrier" of the disease for life capable of spreading it to those he cares about most. On the other hand… Expand
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