Madness and Memory: The Discovery of Prions--A New Biological Principle of Disease

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Product Details

Price
$22.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
344
Dimensions
6.1 X 1.0 X 9.2 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780300216905

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About the Author

Stanley B. Prusiner, M.D., is director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases and professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. The recipient of an array of scientific honors, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1997. He lives in San Francisco.

Reviews

"Madness and Memory is the story of one of the most important discoveries in recent medical history, and it is also a vivid and compelling portrait of a life in science."--Oliver Sacks--Oliver Sacks (10/11/2013)
"Perhaps not since James D. Watson's 1968 memoir The Double Helix has the down and dirty business of world-class science been given such an airing . . . We are free to enjoy the spectacle of top gladiators at work in an utterly fascinating arena."--Abigail Zuger, M.D./I>--Abigail Zuger, M.D. "New York Times "
". . . the story hinges on Prusiner's discovery of prions, 'a new biological principle of disease'. It is a remarkable tale . . . [a] testament to the staggering intellect and courage involved in one of the most exciting discoveries since the DNA double helix."--Giovanna Mallucci, Nature--Giovanna Mallucci "Nature "