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January 14, 2016
Dr. Dowdle served as Director of the Center for Infectious Diseases from 1980 to 1986; Coordinator for AIDS Activities for the U.S. Public Health Service in Washington, D.C., in 1986; Deputy Director of CDC for AIDS between 1986-87; and Acting Director of CDC in 1989. This interview focuses on CDC's involvement in the early years of the AIDS epidemic, beginning in June 1981 with the publication of the first Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report [MMWR] on five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia among homosexual men.
Interviewed by Dr. Bess Miller
“DOWDLE, WALTER ,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed December 12, 2018, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/5394.