Chronicle of a Plague, Revisited: AIDS and Its Aftermath by Andrew Holleran

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By Andrew Holleran

Andrew Holleran’s Ground Zero, first released in 1988 and which includes 23 Christopher Street essays from the earliest years of the AIDS situation, was once hailed through the Washington Post as “one of the easiest dispatches from the epidemic’s height.” 20 years later, with HIV/AIDS lengthy famous as a world health and wellbeing problem, Holleran either reiterates and freshly illuminates the devastation wreaked via AIDS, which has claimed the lives of 450,000 homosexual males in addition to 22 million others. Chronicle of a deadly disease, Revisited good points ten items by no means formerly republished outdoor Christopher Street, in addition to a brand new advent keenly describing and comparing a historic second that also informs and defines today’s world-particularly its neighborhood of homosexuals, which, arguably, continues to be improving from the devastation of AIDS.</Div>

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14 Not surprisingly, it was an American neurologist, George M. indd 22 One Nation Under Stress 10/1/2012 5:00:00 PM OUP UNCORRECTED PROOF – REVISES, 10/01/12, NEWGEN to the core, Beard believed that the rate of cultural evolution was outstripping the ability of people to keep up with it. 16 More frequent symptoms of neurasthenia were fatigue, poor concentration, pain, digestive problems, and anxiety. 17 According to Beard, this vital energy had to be carefully conserved:18 “The force in this nervous system .

They believed that if they could show that the women ate lower cholesterol foods than their husbands, this would explain sex differences in CHD. ” we asked, possibly a bit patronizingly (as doctors can’t help behaving at times when confronted with laymen who are certain that they know the immediate answers to age-old medical puzzles). “It’s stress, the stress they receive in their work, that’s what’s doing it,” she quickly responded. 126 In 1960, on the crest of their revelation, Friedman and Rosenman began an 8½-year study of 3,500 healthy men ages 39 to 59.

Cannon himself did not accept Selye’s findings. 114 Undaunted by the failure to have his ideas accepted unequivocally, Selye went on the road to popularize the stress concept. indd 36 One Nation Under Stress 10/1/2012 5:00:03 PM OUP UNCORRECTED PROOF – REVISES, 10/01/12, NEWGEN had the paradoxical effect of bringing stress back into the scientific fold via psychology. When Selye stopped describing stress in strictly physiological terms and sold it as a part of human life that needed to be studied scientifically, he began to win converts among professional psychologists.

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