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AIDS Acquired by Drug Consumption and Other Noncontagious Risk Factors
Pharmacology & Therapeutics 55: 201–277, 1992
How To Use This Document

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How To Use This Hyperlinked Document

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This newly-rendered version of Peter Duesberg's 1992 Pharmacology & Therapeutics monograph has been designed to take maximum advantage of extra- and intra-textual referencing. Please read the comments by Samba Diallo regarding the ethics of scientific research and the tiresome necessity of "informing oneself".

  1. Each chapter has links to the Table of Contents and References.

  2. Each chapter has links to the previous chapter (at the beginning of the chapter) and the next chapter (at the end of the chapter).

  3. Hyperlinks to extra-textual references and other information on such references (~95%) can be accessed by clicking on the reference itself: e.g. (Moberg and Cohn, 1991), (Duesberg, 1992c, 1992d), (Farber, 1992), (Papadopolous-Eleopulos, 1988), or (Adams, 1989).

  4. Intra-textual links to other sections, tables, and figures in the monograph can be accessed by clicking on the section/table/figure number: e.g. (Sections 4.4.2 and 4.6.2), (Table 2), or (Figure 1).

PDF Versions of This Document For Offline Viewing/Printing

  1. A PDF version of this monograph is also available to download for purposes of offline viewing and printing: PDF version of Duesberg's 1992 Pharmacology & Therapeutics monograph PDFsmallicon.gif. Note that this PDF version does not contain any working extra- or intra-textual reference links.

  2. However, a PDF version of this monograph together with all of the nearly 400 extra-textual PDFs is available for download from the Rethinking AIDS website as a 223 MB Zip file. Although this PDF version does not contain the full extra- and intra-textual reference links available at this online wiki version, downloading, unzipping, and installing this Zip file will allow you to view the monograph with the hyperlinked PDFs offline: Zip file of all the nearly 400 extra-textual hyperlinked PDFs available at the RA website.

Introduction to the Hyperlinked References

Of all the accusations that have been leveled against Peter Duesberg over the many years he has been challenging conventional wisdom in cancer genetics and "deadly"-disease etiology, the one that is most frequently heard in scientific circles, and one that is impossible to counter except by extended debate, either at a scientific forum or in the journals (something that for some reason has never occurred) is that "Peter abuses the literature". Either he cites so many papers that no one can read them all, or, and much worse, he misquotes and draws inferences that are not appropriate from the data in the papers he cites. The latter has been a damning accusation, impossible to refute – until now.

In 1992, Duesberg published an extensive and updated review in Pharmacology & Therapeutics (55: 201-277) of the state of HIV/AIDS research. The article is typical of his reasoning and contains the usual number of abundant citations.

Between 1994 and 1996, thanks to the generous financial support of Seth Ian Goldberg, MD, I was able to compile a CD that contains the complete text of this monograph, with hyperlinks to approximately 80% of the hundreds of references, many with notations by Peter H. Duesberg. I would now like to make it widely available to all serious scientists as the ultimate tool for deciding, for themselves, the questions of what the literature actually says, and what proper inferences may be drawn from the data in the scientific papers.

Also available is the NIH/NIAID "The Relationship Between the Human Immunodeficiey Virus and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome PDFsmallicon.gif" from 1995 that represents the orthodox scientific community's position on HIV/AIDS that is contemporaneous with the Duesberg monograph on the CD.

Whether the HIV/AIDS hypothesis rests on ever-changing quicksand or solid scientific bases is another contentious issue that has been bandied back and forth but never resolved. I think that a careful comparison between this document and the one currently available is useful in the resolution of this conundrum as well.

Harvey Bialy
7 October 2005

Comments on the Hyperlinked References

The following was previously posted on an internet discussion. It is worth reading; before and after using the hyperlinked monograph.

Samba Diallo:

I actually have been in possession of this “Tool” (in the form of its original CD) since 1996, and have circulated it to a few orthodox but relatively open-minded colleagues (we could call them Jesuits of science) and students here and there. I have thoroughly read (and reread) it and laughed heartily at some of Duesberg's marginal comments on the papers he *carefully read*, my favorite being the one on mathematical models of the aids epidemic talking about the use of math in the absence of data: "cute" was his comment.

Check some of them out when you have the time, but keep in mind what Igancio Ramonet concluded in his excellent book "La tyrannie de la communication": "S'informer fatigue" – informing oneself is tiresome. Don't expect predigested notions: if you REALLY want to know, and you have doubts about the relayers of info, go to the sources, which is exactly what you'll find in Harvey's CD. But, of course, if you lack stamina to actually read the info on which knowledge is based, then stick to reviews of your preferred stance. An amazing tool, but only if people actually use it.

Just remember what Sir Charles Babbage commented, long ago, on scientific fraud ("Reflections on the Decline of Science in England", 1830), which can be boiled down to three major forms of lying:

  • Trimming, which consists in the smoothing of irregularities to make the data look extremely accurate and precise.
  • Cooking, which refers to the practice of retaining only those results that fit the theory and discarding others that may weaken/limit its range of application (generalizability).
  • Forging, which means inventing some or all of the research data that are reported, and even reporting experiments to obtain those data that were never performed.

You decide, folks,
10.12.2005 12:14pm

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