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BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7035.915 (Published 06 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:915
  1. Bernard Dixon

    ”In the first meeting he got up and gave a lecture on cytomegalovirus that I would have punished a medical student for, in terms of its accuracy and everything else. He's now become a very sophisticated, important contributor to the whole process.”

    This comment from Douglas Richman, a virologist at the University of California, San Diego, concerns an AIDS activist and fellow member of the university's AIDS clinical trials group. It appears in a remarkable analysis by sociologist Steven Epstein of how AIDS campaigners in the United States have come to play central roles in the …

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