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  • Because of that, he’d been exposed to the hepatitis B virus again and again, though he didn’t find out until decades later, when a blood test showed extremely high concentrations of hepatitis B antibodies in his blood.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Hepatitis B swims around here.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • With the help of Slavin’s serum, Blumberg eventually uncovered the link between hepatitis B and liver cancer, and created the first hepatitis B vaccine, saving millions of lives.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • With the help of Slavin’s serum, Blumberg eventually uncovered the link between hepatitis B and liver cancer, and created the first hepatitis B vaccine, saving millions of lives.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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  • Because of that, he’d been exposed to the hepatitis B virus again and again, though he didn’t find out until decades later, when a blood test showed extremely high concentrations of hepatitis B antibodies in his blood.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Researchers around the world were working to develop a vaccine for hepatitis B, and doing so required a steady supply of antibodies like Slavin’s, which pharmaceutical companies were willing to pay large sums for.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • He wanted someone to cure hepatitis B. So he wrote a letter to Nobel Prize-winning virologist Baruch Blumberg, who’d discovered the hepatitis B antigen and created the blood test that found Slavin’s antibodies in the first place.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • He wanted someone to cure hepatitis B. So he wrote a letter to Nobel Prize-winning virologist Baruch Blumberg, who’d discovered the hepatitis B antigen and created the blood test that found Slavin’s antibodies in the first place.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • But acute fulminant hepatitis B?
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Hepatitis B.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone

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  • How did Marion get hepatitis B?
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The incubation period of hepatitis B fit Shiva’s hypothesis: it was six weeks from her visit to my falling ill.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • That would give the hepatitis B virus a field day and the new liver would be destroyed and we would be back to exactly where we are now.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • In anyone else with acute hepatitis B, a liver transplant would simply feed the virus.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • As you can see, I am not a carrier of hepatitis B or anything like that.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The shots of hepatitis B immunoglobulin helped.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He is in agreement that the alcohol and the isoniazid might be contributory, but there is no doubt that what we are dealing with here first and foremost is hepatitis B.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Baruch Blumberg, the Nobel Prize-winning researcher who used Ted Slavin’s antibodies for hepatitis B research, told me, "Whether you think the commercialization of medical research is good or bad depends on how into capitalism you are."
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • But Appleby had his hands on the prison health records and they showed what we had not known before: Genet was also a silent carrier of hepatitis B. She contracted it (or so the prison doctor postulated) from an improperly sterilized needle or a transfusion or a tattoo when she was in the field in Eritrea; she could also have acquired it sexually.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • First of all, transplants are notoriously unsuccessful when the liver is being destroyed by fulminant hepatitis B. Even if we found a cadaver liver of the right blood group and size and we did the transplant successfully, we would have to use massive doses of steroids and other drugs that suppress the immune system to prevent rejection of the new liver.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
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