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  • authors are imminently certified to write down in this subject...their first-hand wisdom of the interval in query and of the members they interview enriches the book's content material considerably.''
    --Norman R. Relkin, MD, PhD in NEUROLOGY (April 2001)

    ''Katzman and Bick exhibit huge interviewing talents, and their respondents offer remarkably beneficiant and candid fabric. This booklet will hence fascinate scholars of the heritage of technology, despite their curiosity in Alzheimer's affliction. if you have such curiosity, it's a infrequent treat.''
    --John C.S. Breitner, MD, MPH, ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY (March 2001)

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They had an in because they had paid for part of the microscope so had the right to one person. And there Avas P. K. Thomas. H e is a peripheral nerve man and I am a central nervous system man. Later on we worked together in the same laboratory for quite a long time. Because he was peripheral nerve and I w^as central nerve, w^e never crossed each other and we worked together very ^vell. K. After 3 years —it ^was a probationary job for 3 years in those days —- and then I Avas offered tenure after 2 years.

The point is, we showed that you could climb it. A lot of people said nobody could ever do it. So I suppose we did do some good. I still don't know, and you sound as if you aren't sure either, why did the public change its mind? W h a t made people think it was a disease and not just ageing? KLB: Well, in the States, it was a well-orchestrated campaign with scientists, scientific leaders, and politicians united in a movement to influence the Congress and the electorate. But I think it worked because the moment had come and some people seized it.

Anyway I wasn't emotionally involved in 1961, but I gre\v into it and later I was just desperate that we must do something about this. But initially it was a cold, interesting scientific problem. And it ^^asn't just emotional because I w^as going to be out of a job (w^hich I ^was an3Avay) but I just felt we've really got to get something done. KLB: A passion to do something about Alzheimer's? Kidd: I suppose so. People kept saying to me that neurons can't be replaced; what you've lost, you've lost.

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