The Wellcome Book Prize celebrates the topics of health and medicine in literature. It awards £30,000 each year to the winning author, and aims to stimulate interest and debate about medical science through books and reading. To celebrate WBP2017 we have extracts from the six books on the shortlist, with the overall winner announced on Monday 24 April 2017. We have two sets of the full shortlist to give away on Twitter* and Facebook**, so head over to our social pages to find out more (prize draw closes 10am 24 April 2017).
In this extract from the Wellcome Book Prize-shortlisted How To Survive A Plague, David France explores the ground-breaking collaboration between activists and researchers to contain the AIDS epidemic.
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