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This collection contains correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, conference materials and other administrative and publicity materials relating to the UCSF Kaposi's Sarcoma (K-S) Clinic, the AIDS epidemic, and AIDS research as pursued by Dr. Marcus Conant. Materials from the K-S (later San Francisco AIDS) Foundation, and other organizations associated with Dr. Conant, are also included.
Marcus A. Conant, M.D., professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, led San Francisco's first coordinated medical response to the AIDS epidemic. Conant also had a large private practice in San Francisco, and in April 1981 he documented two local cases of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) in young, apparently healthy, gay men. KS is a skin cancer which heretofore had been seen in the United States mainly in elderly men and in patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy. This unusual presentation in association with other rare infections was being noted simultaneously by physicians in New York and Los Angeles.
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Copyright has not been assigned to the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manager of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research.