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Author Holt, Nathalia, 1980- author.

Title Cured : how the Berlin patients defeated HIV and forever changed medical science / Nathalia Holt.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Dutton, [2014]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    614.5993 HOL    DUE 07-07-19
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    614.5 HOL    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    614.5 HOL    Available
Description xxi, 313 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-295) and index.
Summary A young molecular biologist at the forefront of HIV research, Nathalia Holt tells the historic, multilayered, and compassionate story of two patients--each known in medical literature as the Berlin Patient--and their young research-minded doctors. The backdrop is nothing less than a revolution in cultural attitudes and medical thinking. These two patients' disparate cures came twelve years apart: the first in 1996 from an experimental cancer drug, the other in 2008 from a bone marrow transplant of cells with a particular genetic mutation. Holt connects the molecular dots of these two cases for the first time, providing insight into one of the most important medical breakthroughs of our generation.--From publisher description.
Subject HIV infections -- Treatment -- Germany -- Berlin.
Gene therapy -- Germany -- Berlin -- History.
ISBN 9780525953920 hardback
0525953922 hardback

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