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This is an auction for BATTLING THE BIG B: HEPATITIS B IN NEW ZEALAND, by Vivien Edwards.

"When Sandy Milne discovers hepatitis B is endemic in Eastern Bay of Plenty children in the mid-1970s, health officials refuse to acknowledge the problem. Undaunted, this laboratory technologist teams up with paediatrician Dr Chris Moyes to prove that New Zealand faces a serious hepatitis B crisis. They screen the entire town of Kawerau and find that our Maori and European children have among the highest rates of hepatitis B in the world. Milne faces scepticism from the medical fraternity and is accused of exaggerating the situation, and Health Minister Michael Bassett appoints Professor Eru Pomare to investigate. In the fight for New Zealand's hepatitis B problem to be recognised and adequately resourced, Milne goes 'head to head with' politicians and health officials. He eventually sets up the Hepatitis Foundation to highlight the issue nationwide. This is a compelling story where the politics sometimes get 'dirty', where Milne is accused of being 'racist and culturally unsafe', and where the Hepatitis Foundation faces obstruction and near bankruptcy. Amid the battles, the Whakatane team continues its ground-breaking research to win the war against the virus."

Large format (trade) paperback 2007.

193 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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