Science Fictions by John Crewdson
A Scientific Mystery, a Massive Cover-Up, and the Dark Legacy of Robert Gallo

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Science Fictions is John Crewdsons exhaustive yet riveting narrative of how one of North Americas star bioscientists, Robert Gallo of the National Cancer Institute, falsely claimed to have been the first to isolate the AIDS virus, then garnered the resulting honours and riches at the expense of the true discoverers.
 

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John Crewdson lives in Washington, D.C.
 
Published January 31, 2002 by Little, Brown. 672 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Crewdson (The Tarnished Door: The New Immigrants and the Transformation of America, not reviewed) relates a cautionary tale of the American doctor who lied repeatedly to take credit for discovering the AIDS virus.

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Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Crewdson (The Tarnished Door) provides a comprehensive and compelling examination of the controversy surrounding the discovery of the AIDS virus.

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