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November 16, 1984

AIDS: The Epidemic of Kaposi's Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections

Author Affiliations

St Paul Medical Center Dallas

JAMA. 1984;252(19):2771-2772. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03350190063028

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The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and Infections of Homosexual Men, by Pearl Ma and Donald Armstrong, 442 pp, with illus, $39.50, New York, Yorke Medical Books, 1984.  Much has been written about the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) since its initial recognition more than three years ago. The acquired immune deficiency syndrome has captured the attention of both the scientific and lay communities around the world. Readers of The Journal have been kept informed of developments through original articles as well as the Centers for Disease Control's MMWR. Those who want to have much of the available material assembled in one place can turn to either of these two books.Each provides a handy synthesis of the current state of knowledge of AIDS, although the emphasis is slightly different. AIDS, edited by Friedman-Kien and Laubenstein, gathers the fruits of a symposium held in March 1983. Ma and Armstrong, in contrast,