Advisory committee's conclusion was based on “absence of any credible alternative”

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7037.1038a (Published 20 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1038
  1. Anne Wickham
  1. Consultant pharmaceutical physician PO Box 246, Canterbury, Kent CT4 5RY

    EDITOR,—On 20 March the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee in Britain issued a statement regarding 10 cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease that showed a previously unrecognised and consistent pattern of disease.1 The committee concluded: “in the absence of any credible alternative the most likely explanation at present is that …

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