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Title Blood feuds : AIDS, blood, and the politics of medical disaster / edited by Eric A. Feldman, Ronald Bayer
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1999


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 375 pages) : illustrations
Contents Blood and AIDS in America: science, politics, and the making of an iatrogenic catastrophe / Ronald Bayer -- HIV and blood in Japan: transforming private conflict into public scandal / Eric A. Feldman -- The nation's blood: medicine, justice, and the state in France / Monika Steffen -- From trust to tragedy: HIV/AIDS and the Canadian blood system / Norbert Gilmore and Margaret A. Somerville -- The never-ending story? The political and legal controversies over HIV and the blood supply in Denmark / Erik Albæk -- Blood "scandal" and AIDS in Germany / Stephan Dressler -- Blood, bureaucracy and law: responding to HIV-tainted blood in Italy / Umberto Izzo -- HIV-contaminated blood and Australian policy: the limits of success / John Ballard -- Cultural perspectives on blood / Dorothy Nelkin -- The politics of blood: hemophilia activism in the AIDS crisis / David Kirp -- The circulation of blood: AIDS, blood, and the economics of information / Sherry Glied -- Conclusion: The comparative politics of contaminated blood: from hesitancy to scandal / Theodore R. Marmor, Patricia A. Dillon, and Stephen Scher
Summary Annotation In the mid-1980s public health officials in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia discovered that almost half of the hemophiliac population, as well as tens of thousands of blood transfusion recipients, had been infected with HIV-tainted blood. This book provides a comparativeperspective on the political, legal, and social struggles that emerged in response to the HIV contamination of the blood supply of the industrialized world. It describes how eight nations responded to the first signs that AIDS might be transmitted through blood, how early efforts to secure the bloodsupply faltered, and what measures were ultimately implemented to resolve the contamination. The authors detail the remarkable mobilization of hemophiliacs who challenged the state, the medical establishment, and their own caregivers to seek recompense and justice. In the end, the bloodestablishments in almost all the advanced industrial nations were shaken. In Canada, the Red Cross was forced to withdraw from blood collection and distribution. In Japan, pharmaceutical firms that manufactured clotting factor agreed to massive compensation -- $500,000 per hemophiliac infected. InFrance, blood officials went to prison. Even in Denmark, where the number of infected hemophiliacs was relatively small, the struggle and litigation surrounding blood has resulted in the most protracted legal and administrative conflict in modern Danish history. Blood Feuds brings together chapterson the experiences of the United States, Japan, France, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Italy, and Australia with four comparative essays that shed light on the cultural, institutional, and economic dimensions of the HIV/blood disaster
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects
AIDS (Disease) -- Political aspects
AIDS (Disease) -- Transmission.
Blood -- Collection and preservation -- Government policy
Blood banks -- Government policy
Blood -- Transfusion -- Safety measures
Blood -- Transfusion.
Medical policy.
Politics, Practical.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- transmission
Blood Transfusion
Hemophilia A
Blood Banks -- standards
Health Policy
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- AIDS & HIV.
Politics, Practical
Medical policy
Blood -- Transfusion
AIDS (Disease) -- Political aspects
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects
AIDS (Disease) -- Transmission
Blood banks -- Government policy
Blood -- Collection and preservation -- Government policy
Blood -- Transfusion -- Safety measures
Santé publique.
Politique sanitaire.
Transfusion sanguine.
Syndrome d'immunodéficience acquise -- transmission.
Sida -- Aspect social.
Sida -- Aspect politique.
Sida -- Transmission.
Sang -- Collecte et conservation -- Politique publique.
Sang -- Transfusion -- Mesures de sécurité.
Banques de sang -- Politique publique.
Sida posttransfusionnel -- Etudes comparatives.
Form Electronic book
Author Feldman, Eric A
Bayer, Ronald
LC no. 98047064
ISBN 9780199716005