MARGARET M. HECKLER
This is a conference of quantity (more than 2000 scientists and guests from around the world) matched by the quality of its participants. The purpose of the conference is to discuss, probe, and plan a unified attack on a disease that leaves few survivors in its wake. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) kills. The danger of the syndrome's deadly thrust is compounded because, like the iceberg's mammoth underwater size, the long gestation period of AIDS gives no initial warning of the omnipresent danger. This danger is why, in the first months of my tenure as Secretary of Health and Human Services,
HECKLER MM. The Challenge of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. ;103:655–656. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-5-655
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(5):655-656.
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