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AuthorYam, Philip. author
TitleThe Pathological Protein [electronic resource] : Mad Cow, Chronic Wasting, and Other Deadly Prion Diseases / by Philip Yam
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 2003
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/b97488
Descript XVIII, 286 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Prions are an entirely new class of pathogens, and scientists are just beginning to understand them. This book tells the strange story of their discovery, and the medical controversies that swirl around them


CONTENT

A Death in Devizes -- One in a Million -- The Cannibalsโ{128}{153} Laughing Death -- Connecting the Holes -- The Birth of the Prion -- Family Curses -- On the Prion Proving Grounds -- Consuming Fears -- Mad Cowโ{128}{153}s Human Toll -- Keeping the Madness Out -- Scourge of the Cervids -- Misadventures in Medicine -- Searching for Cures -- Laying Odds


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