Medicine And Books

Prion Diseases

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7057.634a (Published 07 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:634
  1. J W Almond

    Ed Harry F Baker, Rosalind M Ridley Humana, $89, pp 317 ISBN 0 89603 342 2

    Several books have appeared recently on transmissible spongiform encephalopathies—some as journalistic accounts of the mad cow epidemic, others as more learned volumes dealing with the detailed scientific background to these important and interesting diseases. The volume by Baker and Ridley emphasises the methods that are used in prion research and is thus welcome and topical. However, it also gives a good account of the scientific basis of transmissible …

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