The Case of Dr. Gallo

Virus Hunting: AIDS, Cancer, and The Human Retrovirus: A Story of Scientific Discovery

by Robert Gallo
As the summer of 1988 began, many of the world’s leading AIDS researchers were gathered in the long twilight of Stockholm for the Fourth International Conference on AIDS—the first in which the virus seemed fully understandable, and perhaps even amenable to treatment. Among the 10,000 scientists wandering about the huge …