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BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 30 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:0

Thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges

”Press announcements released last year about an outbreak of a brain disease, spongiform encephalopathy, in the cattle of south west Britain were received with alarming indifference by the medical profession as well as by the general public,” wrote house officer T A Holt and dietitian J Phillips in the BMJ of 4 June 1988. Now the topic has the undivided attention of both, which must bring …

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