"I stuck myself . . ."
She had begun calmly but now lost control.
"With a bloody needle,' she sobbed, "from a GRID patient."
Sensing Light by Mark A. Jacobson. This debut novel is by a doctor who worked himself at San Francisco General Hospital in the onset of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, before the disease even had it's now-familiar name.
Sensing Light is the story of three doctors working in San Francisco at the beginning of the AIDS crisis, trying to figure out why gay men were getting sick and dying. Jacobson effectively mixes medical history with a powerful story of the personal and professional lives of the people living through the confusing early days of a new era.
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