Thursday, March 29, 2012

Dr. Margaret Hamburg: Quote for March 29, 2012

When I started medical school, I was told that — with the advent of drugs and vaccines — the era of infectious diseases was basically over, and that the future of medicine was chronic disease. That was in the late 70s. Then we began to see the emergence of these strange cases of immune deficiency, mainly in previously healthy young men; nobody knew what the cause was and nobody even knew what to call it. I remember it was called GRID and 4H Syndrome…and then it was AIDS.