Shattered Dreams: An Oral History of the South African AIDS Epidemic by Gerald M. OppenheimerShattered Dreams: An Oral History of the South African AIDS Epidemic by Gerald M. Oppenheimer

Shattered Dreams: An Oral History of the South African AIDS Epidemic

byGerald M. Oppenheimer, Ronald Bayer

Hardcover | April 20, 2007

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Shattered Dreams? is an oral history of how physicians and nurses in South Africa struggled to ride the tiger of the world's most catastrophic AIDS epidemic. Based on interviews-not only from the great urban centers of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban-but from provincial centers and ruralvillages, this book captures the experience of health care workers as they confronted indifference from colleagues, opposition from superiors, unexpected resistance from the country's political leaders, and material scarcity that was both the legacy of Apartheid and a consequence of the global powerof the international pharmaceutical industry.

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Ronald Bayer is a Professor, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. Gerald M. Oppenheimer is Professor, Brooklyn College.
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Title:Shattered Dreams: An Oral History of the South African AIDS EpidemicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 6.1 × 9.41 × 0.91 inPublished:April 20, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195307305

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