The Resource Cry bloody murder : a tale of tainted blood, Elaine DePrince

Cry bloody murder : a tale of tainted blood, Elaine DePrince

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Cry bloody murder : a tale of tainted blood
Title
Cry bloody murder
Title remainder
a tale of tainted blood
Statement of responsibility
Elaine DePrince
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Two of Elaine DePrince's sons, fifteen-year-old Mike and eleven-year-old Cubby, died of AIDS. They were hemophiliacs, and the medication they were given to control bleeding episodes was made from human plasma tainted with HIV. In the early 1980s, more than ten thousand hemophiliacs in the United States contracted AIDS in this way. Cry Bloody Murder is the story of how this medical catastrophe occurred and how one family coped with the devastating consequences. Elaine
  • DePrince is angry. "The tragedy that felled my sons was not an act of God," she writes in her Introduction. "It was avoidable." The contaminated clotting factor used by hemophiliacs was licensed by the Food and Drug Administration and sold by companies who were slow to respond to reports of the problem. By the time adequate measures were taken to virally inactivate their products, it was too late for Cubby and Mike DePrince, and for their brother Teddy, who is living
  • with AIDS with the help of the new generation of drugs that better manage HIV-related infections. The story of their illnesses, and of the extraordinary courage and grace of young Cubby, is heartbreaking
Title
Cry bloody murder
Creator
Summary
Having lost two sons to AIDS and caring for a third infected with the HIV virus, the author chronicles the medical and legal plight of hemophiliacs infected through contaminiated medication
Subject
Genre
Biography type
collective biography
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213921
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 362.19697920092
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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a tale of tainted blood
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a tale of tainted blood
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Elaine DePrince
Label
Cry bloody murder : a tale of tainted blood, Elaine DePrince
Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (page )
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  • HOU-CEN
  • HOU-SMI
  • PAP-MAIN
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm36126951
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780679456766
Lccn
96029970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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u579465
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36126951
  • (Sirsi) a579465

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