And the Band Played on: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic [Randy Shilts] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic is a book by San Francisco Chronicle journalist Randy Shilts. The book chronicles the. By the time Rock Hudson’s death in alerted all America to the danger of the AIDS epidemic, the disease had spread across the nation, killing thousands of.
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Noble, but slightly out of sync.
Shilts shows that the epidemic spread wildly because the federal ahilts put budget ahead of the nation’s welfare; health authorities placed political expediency before the public health; and scientists were often more concerned with international prestige than saving lives. We’ve got guts too, plus an awful lot of heart. On a civic level, the closure of gay bathhouses in San Francisco became a bitter political fight in the gay community.
The Reagan administration that practically ignored the subject.
A note had been posted above sholts pile which read “Please take. Reading it again some odd years later brought back the anger and the sadness and that helpless, blistering rage. The “Patient Zero” theory, in which, one extremely promiscuous man knowingly spread the disease to MANY men in several regions, is touched upon. Although Sandra Panem in the journal Science praised Shilts’ efforts and the attention the book brought to AIDS, she criticized his simplistic interpretation of science and the ways anf is fostered and accomplished in the U.
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This time, however, it was different. This book was a bright light on injustice Inwhen doctors first started noticing young men turning up in their offices with strange ailments that usually only afflicted the elderly, they pushed for a strong research backing to find out what was causing it. Lists with This Book. First of all, he could assume that nobody there would be gay and, if they were gay, they wouldn’t talk about it and that nobody would take offense at that.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Exacting reporting of detail upon detail. I’ve hated Ronald Reagan as long as I could remember. Reagan is illuminated in the harsh light of retrospect and found wanting.
Every last friend he had at that time is now a statistic, a monument to a nation that just didn’t give a damn. With no information on how the disease was spread, hospital staff were often reluctant to handle AIDS patients, and Shilts reported that some medical personnel refused to treat them at all. Despite the fact that more people were dying from AIDs and it was spreading much more quickly, many medical professionals refused to playedd it, the media would not talk about gay sex, and some people even outright suggested it was the wrath of god, punishing gay men for immoral behaviour.
As the years go on, those numbers jump to the hundreds, thousands, and then tens of thousands. Then, they turned and walked out, leaving the gaunt man on the floor.
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Who knew that San Franciscans thought New Yorkers were so aand No trivia or quizzes yet. Because watching Roots “wasn’t neces There are a few things in my life that I can point to as having monumentally changed it. Its importance cannot be overstated. The rivalry between the doctors on who banf the credit for various scientific achievements. Aug 02, Laini rated it it was amazing Shelves: Shilts documents the search for the virus in all its muddled, politicized, under-funded, disregarded insanity, hte which gay men died quickly or slowly, without drugs that did more than eased their passing for years, in their homes or in facilities that had no more notion of ho This has to be the most maddening book I’ve ever read, and that includes books on the Vietnam and Second World Wars.
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View all 10 comments. A reviewer with the feminist magazine Hera agreed, saying, ” And the Band Played On reads like a mystery thriller. The gay gandy got covered only because it finally had struck people who counted, people who were not homosexuals.
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
Several years ago I saw this book laying amongst a pile of discarded books in the dusty hallway of a college.
But, those genealogies are strategically weaved in both in the Bible and in And the Band Played On to engender credibility by thw interconnections bznd, more importantly, illustrating a timeline of events. To me this process necessarily entails some degree of fictionalization, or at the very least, a departure from an ‘objective’ history of AIDS in Europe and America.