By Robert Katzman, Katherine Bick

  • 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 display substantial interviewing abilities, and their respondents supply remarkably beneficiant and candid fabric. This publication will for this reason fascinate scholars of the background of technological know-how, despite their curiosity in Alzheimer's ailment. in case you have such curiosity, it's a infrequent treat.''
    --John C.S. Breitner, MD, MPH, ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY (March 2001)

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So in the morning I looked at the phase contrast and in the afternoon, I -would look at the E M . And they were no good! It -would go on like that and by the end of the -week, I would maybe have two decent negatives. So I really slogged -with these biopsies and it took 2 years to publish. Looking back on it now, it felt a good sight longer, I can tell you. I spent 6 months on the first case and I found a tangle. Didn't find any plaques but I found a tangle. I can't find the original negative but I have photocopies of the article.

It's slightly paradoxical, it's the oldest new medical school in this country, the first one in this century. So I got in on the ground floor. There w^ere tw^o reasons: (a) I got a promotion and (b) there w^as lots of money around because it \vas a ne^v medical school. The money started fading later but it had a lot of good things going for it. 42 2. T H E P I O N E E R S The teaching was in some ^vays completely crazy and in other Avays very good. One of the things they did do was that unlike at any other medical school in this country, except Oxford and Cambridge, all Nottingham students do a degree first.

His 1963 paper came out after mine so I failed to refer to the abstracts. But I did in this one (the letter to Nature). I don't know w^hy I didn't, I just didn't, I just made a mistake, that's all there is to it, but I did refer to him in the text. Quote from the Brain paper, "Some preliminary observations on the electron microscopy . . have been described by Kidd and Terry," but I didn't put it in the bibliography. Anyway, he got annoyed with me about it. And then, after that, I wrote him an unfortunate letter, in a way.

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