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Title Cured : how the Berlin patients defeated HIV and forever changed medical science / Nathalia Holt.
Author Holt, Nathalia, 1980- author.
Publication New York, New York : Dutton, [2014]
Description xxi, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 616.9792 H
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-295) and index.
Subject HIV infections -- Treatment -- Germany -- Berlin.
Gene therapy -- Germany -- Berlin -- History.
HIV infections -- Treatment -- Germany.
ISBN 9780525953920 (hbk.) :
0525953922 (hbk.)

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