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On call : a doctor's journey in public service / Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.


Anthony Fauci is arguably the most famous--and most revered--doctor in the world today. His role guiding America sanely and calmly through Covid (and through the torrents of Trump) earned him the trust of millions during one of the most terrifying periods in modern American history, but this was only the most recent of the global epidemics in which Dr. Fauci played a major role. His crucial role in researching HIV and bringing AIDS into sympathetic public view and his leadership in navigating the Ebola, SARS, West Nile, and anthrax crises, make him truly an American hero. His memoir reaches back to his boyhood in Brooklyn, New York, and carries through decades of caring for critically ill patients, navigating the whirlpools of Washington politics, and behind-the-scenes advising and negotiating with seven presidents on key issues from global AIDS relief to infectious disease preparedness at home. ON CALL will be an inspiration for readers who admire and are grateful to him and for those who want to emulate him in public service. He is the embodiment of “speaking truth to power,” with dignity and results.

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  • ISBN: 9780593657478
  • ISBN: 0593657470
  • Physical Description: viii, 464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2024]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Preface -- Part one: From Bensonhurst to Washington. Brooklyn boy -- Becoming Dr. Fauci -- Heading south -- Part two: The AIDS era. Game changer -- Up close and painful -- The Human Immunodeficiency Virus -- Taking the reins -- Two Brooklyn boys -- Building an AIDS research program -- AIDS strikes close to home -- A global catastrophe -- AIDS activism -- A president, a gentleman, and a friend -- La famiglia -- The changing of the guard -- The search for an HIV vaccine -- The Lazarus effect -- HIV denialism -- An unequal world -- Part three: The wars on terror and disease. Widening the battle -- The day the world changed -- Anthrax -- Going global with AIDS relief -- Smallpox and stockpiles -- Project BioShield -- You have to love Yogi -- A reluctant Congress -- Iraq -- Influenza meets the supply chain -- Legacies -- Part four: Expecting the unexpected. Enter Obama -- Moving toward and HIV-free world -- Epidemics of disease and fear -- Patient X -- Zika and other surprises -- Passing the baton -- Part five: COVID. A disease like none other -- He loves me, he loves me not -- Illegitimi non carborundum -- Epilogue.
Subject: Fauci, Anthony S., 1940-
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (U.S.) > Officials and employees > Biography.
Government physicians > United States > Biography.
Immunologists > United States > Biography.
AIDS (Disease) > Research > United States > Popular works.
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020- > United States > Personal narratives.
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020- > Government policy > United States > Popular works.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Informational works.
Illustrated works.

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Marshall Public Library NEW 610.9 FAU (Text) 33391000500824 NEW ADULT NON-FICTION Checked out 07/24/2024

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