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The Mad Cow Crisis: Health and the Public Good

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 28 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1028
  1. Tom Wilkie, head of biomedical ethics
  1. Wellcome Trust, London

    Ed Scott C Ratzan

    UCL Press, £14.95, pp 247

    ISBN 1 85728 812 2

    Commenting on a very different health problem (head lice), my national poet, Robert Burns, famously asked for self knowledge: “Would some Power the giftie gi'e us, to see ourselves as others see us.”

    At first sight, therefore, we might welcome the publication of this book—a collection of contributed papers—which brings a predominantly American perspective to Britain's unique public health crisis. Here, we British can see ourselves through the eyes …

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