The Healer: A Doctor's Crusade Against Addiction and AIDS (Paperback)

The Healer: A Doctor's Crusade Against Addiction and AIDS By John S. Friedman, M. D. Beny J. Primm Cover Image

The Healer: A Doctor's Crusade Against Addiction and AIDS (Paperback)

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From modest beginnings in a small West Virginia town, Beny J. Primm rose against formidable odds to become a pioneering New York City physician, an advisor to five presidents, and a world authority on addiction and HIV/AIDS. For decades, he struggled alongside leading scientists and public figures to have methadone accepted as a treatment for drug addiction.
Beny J. Primm, MD, founded and headed for over forty years the Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation and for about thirty years the Urban Resource Institute. He served on the Presidential Commission on the HIV Epidemic and on the presidential council on HIV/AIDS; directed for the White House the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; and, as a founder, served on the National Minority AIDS Council and the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS. John S. Friedman, journalist, book author (including "Out of the Blue: A History of Lightning"; and "The Secret Histories: Hidden Truths that Challenged the Past and Changed the World"), and Academy Award-winning documentary film producer, is an associate professor of media and communications at SUNY Old Westbury.
Product Details ISBN: 9781499547979
ISBN-10: 1499547978
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: December 16th, 2014
Pages: 184
Language: English