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Author Baldwin, Peter, 1956-

Title Disease and democracy : the industrialized world faces AIDS / Peter Baldwin
Published Berkeley : University of California Press ; New York : Milbank Memorial Fund, [2005]


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 MELB  362.1969792 Bal/Dad  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 465 pages ; 24 cm
Series California/Milbank books on health and the public ; 13
California/Milbank books on health and the public ; 13
Contents Foreword / Daniel M. Fox and Samuel L. Milbank -- Introduction : slaves to the past -- 1. Bodily fluids and citizenship -- 2. What came first -- 3. Fighting the previous war : traditional public health strategies and AIDS -- 4. Patients into prisoners : responsibility, crime, and health -- 5. Discrimination and its discontents : protecting the victims -- 6. Every man his own quarantine officer : the voluntary approach -- 7. The polymorphous politics of prevention -- 8. To die laughing : gays and other interest groups -- 9. Vox Populi Suprema Lex Est : expertise, authority, and democracy -- 10. Clio intervenes : the effect of the past on public health -- 11. Liberty, authority, and the state in the AIDS era
Summary "Disease and democracy is the first comparative analysis of how Western democratic nations have coped with AIDS. Peter Baldwin's exploration of divergent approaches to the epidemic in the United States and several European nations is a springboard for a wide-ranging and sophisticated historical analysis of public health practices and policies. In addition to his comprehensive presentation of information on approaches to AIDS. Baldwin's authoritative book provides a new perspective on our most enduring political dilemma: how to reconcile individual liberty with the safety of the community."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Democracy.
AIDS (Disease) -- Government policy.
AIDS (Disease) -- Developed countries.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- prevention & control.
Public Health Practice.
Developed Countries.
Disease Outbreaks -- history.
Author Milbank Memorial Fund.
LC no. 2004008793
ISBN 0520243501 cloth alkaline paper