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December 1987

AIDS: Modern Concepts and Therapeutic Challenges

Arch Dermatol. 1987;123(12):1721. doi:10.1001/archderm.1987.01660360187035

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Being a newly discovered disease, very few comprehensive reviews have been written on the subject of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). In his preface to AIDS: Modern Concepts and Therapeutic Challenges, Samuel Broder hopes this volume will provide its readers with a fundamental understanding of this disease, and the ability to appreciate future developments in AIDS research. The editor accomplishes his goal. This book presents an excellent, comprehensive review of the molecular biology, epidemiology, and clinical features of AIDS.

The book is divided into a series of articles written by scientists and clinicians at the forefront of AIDS research. The topics range from the biological to the clinical aspects of the disease. The early chapters address the molecular biology of human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV)-III and related retroviruses in a detailed, yet thoroughly comprehensible, manner. They also provide an excellent historical perspective into the discovery of the AIDS virus. Two

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