Eric Weinberg and Donna Shaw’s Blood on Their Hands: How Greedy Companies, Inept Bureaucracy, and Bad Science Killed Thousands of Hemophiliacs (2017) belongs to a genre of underappreciated works that examine one of the greatest medical tragedies of the 20th century: The iatrogenic epidemics of HIV-AIDS among hemophilia patients. The book’s focus on the legal fallout in the United States following this medical catastrophe typifies how and why good decision-making, effective healing, and social justice have been so elusive in our emergent age of global biocapitalism.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Issues, ethics and legal aspects
- Health Policy
- History and Philosophy of Science