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    THE MAD-DOCTOR GALLO

    Dr. Robert Gallo, the "Father of Human Retrovirology", the most-often cited
    scientist of the 1980s, America's premier AIDS researcher, is at the
    center of some of the strangest coincidences that surround the AIDS
    epidemic. He was announcing discovery of the first-known human
    retrovirus (HTLV) almost simultaneously with the outbreak of AIDS, also
    destined to be revealed as a retrovirus (HIV).

    What kind of man is Robert Gallo? What are his politics? His attitudes
    toward gays? Would he tolerate unsafe experiments on human subjects?
    Might he have been doing secret work for the DOD or CIA?

    In a sense, this last question is difficult to answer, because our
    government
    has adopted a policy that the identities of scientists doing secret research
    will be kept from the public. In another sense, the question is simple
    to answer. By Gallo's own characterization, "all the most important
    virus people" in the country were in his lab. It would not be
    characteristic of our government to settle for second-best. It
    would have had nowhere else to go, for virtually any secret research
    that it may have conducted.

    Gallo's right-wing politics, as well as his lack of ethics, are made
    clear in a remark to David Gillespie, Gallo's second-in-command.
    Gillespie remarked what a bad President that Richard Nixon had
    been, thinking that the ends justified the means. Gallo responded,
    "Nixon did exactly the right thing. It's unfortunate that he was
    caught." [1]

    Of his attitude toward gays, Gallo is defensive:

    "Later, it would be suggested that the research establishment,
    myself included, had been slow to show interest in the disease
    because it seemed to affect primarily the homosexual population.
    Such thinking shows a failure to understand how scientists choose
    what to work on. Scientists are drawn to problems that seem capable
    of solution given the present state of knowledge." [2]


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    http://www.bio.net/bionet/mm/microbio/1999-May/015679.html
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