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This unusual book is the stuff of which romantic novels are made. It has all the ingredients: a young hero—perhaps not dashing, but never mind that—monomaniacal in his zeal of discovery; some fellow heroes of the second order; and some villains, although these seem to become friends in the end. It has components of selflessness, devotion, ruthlessness, and greed. It is cast in an exotic locale, has mystery at its core, and is crowned by a happy ending. Surely the movie moguls are clamoring for the rights to film it. Why, then, should this book be reviewed in a scientific
Kuru. Early Letters and Field-Notes from the Collection of D. Carleton Gajdusek.. Ann Intern Med. ;95:397. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-3-397_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(3):397.
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