By Randy Shilts
A masterpiece of investigative reporting, And the Band performed On is the definitive background of the unfold of AIDS in the course of the united states within the 1980's. Randy Shilts used to be hired by means of the 'The San Francisco Chronicle' to hide homosexual matters in 1981, the 12 months AIDS got here to foreign cognizance, and from 1982 Shilts dedicated himself to masking the tale of the sickness and its clinical, social and political implications. Shilts asks: how used to be this epidemic allowed to unfold up to now earlier than it used to be taken heavily? greatly researched, weaving jointly the non-public tales of these within the homosexual group and the clinical and political institutions with political and social reporting, he exposes how AIDS was once overlooked, or denied, as a risk by way of many nationwide associations. And the Band performed On indicates that the best overall healthiness obstacle of the twentieth-century unfold wildly because the Federal govt placed its funds sooner than public healthiness whereas scientists have been usually extra excited by holding their status than saving lives.
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