Index
Acer, David, 251–54, 318n.78
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
(aids): collaborative laboratory
research and, 242–51; ‘‘global-
village’’ metaphor in outbreak nar-
ratives of, 234–42; in healthcare
workers, 251–54; hemophiliacs and
transmission of, 246–51; Invasion
of the Body Snatchers foreshadow-
ing of, 206–12; laboratory research
in narratives of, 242–51; language
of epidemiology concerning, 217–
22; media images of, 157–58; ori-
gin theories concerning, 234–42,
315nn.48–49; outbreak narra-
tives triggered by, 6–7, 27–28,
213–63
Adams, Samuel Hopkins, 80, 83
Addams, Jane, 128–32, 295n.34
‘‘Adventitious Character of Woman,
The,’’ 89
Aeon Flux, 318n.88
Africa: biopolitics and, 259–63; Ebola
virus research in, 30–35, 43–44,
46–47; emerging disease research
and images of, 44–47; Marburg
virus outbreak and, 34–35; origins
thesis for aids in, 234–42, 245–51,
315n.49, 316n.54; scientific focus
on, 343–35
Agamben, Giorgio, 275n.41
agency: ecological view of disease and
role of, 39–47; germ theories of his-
tory and role of, 48–53; of immune
response, 45–47; role in aids/hiv
outbreak narrative of, 215–17;
‘‘Typhoid Mary’’ narratives and role
of, 88–94, 289n.43; virology
research and role of, 170–80
aggression metaphors: in aids narra-
tives, 217–26; in virology research,
170–80
Airs, Waters and Places, 275n.32
Aleichem, Sholom, 146
aliens: containment of, 112–13,
292n.26; immigrants stereotyped as,
7–9, 97–104; infectious disease
microbes as, 42–43; microbes as,
34, 37–39, 42, 45–46; in outbreak
narratives, 27, 57
Altman, Lawrence K., 222–23
American Association of Railway Sur-
geons, 123
Americanism: aids origin theses and,
236–42; assimilation cycle and,
139–42, 297n.64; Cold War politics
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