By Robert Katzman, Katherine Bick
authors are imminently certified to write down in this subject...their first-hand wisdom of the interval in query and of the participants they interview enriches the book's content material considerably.''
--Norman R. Relkin, MD, PhD in NEUROLOGY (April 2001)
''Katzman and Bick exhibit huge interviewing talents, and their respondents offer remarkably beneficiant and candid fabric. This booklet will for this reason fascinate scholars of the background of technological know-how, despite their curiosity in Alzheimer's sickness. if you happen to have such curiosity, it's a infrequent treat.''
--John C.S. Breitner, MD, MPH, ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY (March 2001)
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However, I did w^ork on that for a while and then I did teach somebody else to do that and he got his M D and is now in Oxford, not a professor, I don't think. I got him to do that bit and I didn't have to do it. Anyway, I didn't do very much in Bristol, I must say. I \vas just getting around to the idea of w^orking on A D ^when the head of the department left^—^he's now^ dead ^ but he and I w^ere not too compatible an3Avay. I had tried for other jobs to get aw^ay from him but he left before I did!