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How the Cows Turned Mad

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 26 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1463
  1. Markus Otto (, assistant professor
  1. Department of Neurology, University of Göttingen, Germany

    The bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) crisis has had a major impact on health politics, the scientific landscape, and the economy over the past 15 years. Panic over BSE seems to have been driven by a lack of knowledge and contradictory information about the pathogen.

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    Maxime Schwartz (translated by Edward Schneider)

    University of California Press, £16.95/$24.95, pp 248 ISBN 0 529 23531 2

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    Maxime Schwartz, former head of the Pasteur Institute in Paris, has …

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