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This Week in History

May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015

Dr. Lawrence K. Altman

Dr. Lawrence K. Altman

Photo: Bill Branson

When AIDS was first discovered 34 years ago, there was much fear, stigma, skepticism and misinformation among the medical community, media and the public. Dr. Lawrence K. Altman has a unique perspective as a physician and journalist who wrote the first New York Times story on AIDS in 1981 and has since written more than 900 AIDS-related articles as information and interventions unfolded.

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