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The Wages of Sin. Sex and Disease, Past and Present.
  1. Michael Waugh
  1. General Infirmary at Leeds, LS1 3EX

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    By P L Allen. £17.50; pp 202. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. ISBN 0 226 01460 6.

    This is a profound work describing the impact of venereal diseases and conventional morality in the build up to AIDS. It is written by an American, who has been personally affected by the impact of AIDS. He has written a book on topics in history relating to sex, morality, and infectious diseases, which have had an impact on the public response to AIDS. Throughout, one senses the author's very real loss in what to him and many others have been …

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