by Gerald J. Stine, 2nd ed, 511 pp, with illus, $45, ISBN 0-13-356890-3, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice Hall, 1995.
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AIDS Update 1994-1995: An Annual Overview of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, by Gerald J. Stine, 381 pp, with illus, paper, $19.60, ISBN 0-13-317918-4, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice Hall, 1995.
Two new books, a hardcover text and a paperback annual, both by Gerald J. Stine, are intended for college courses on the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The books share similar tables of contents, photographs, diagrams, summaries, glossary, and index. Both contain nearly identical material, except for an additional 100 pages in the larger text emphasizing legal and economic aspects. Chapters include controversial topics for class discussion, followed by questions and answers, which enable readers to test their comprehension of salient points.
Both books provide a clear presentation of scientific facts and treat complicated concepts and controversial notions on the cause of AIDS as well as public policy issues in a refreshingly forthright manner. A chronology of the first 15 years documents
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