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 show massive interviewing abilities, and their respondents offer remarkably beneficiant and candid fabric. This booklet will as a result fascinate scholars of the heritage of technology, despite their curiosity in Alzheimer's affliction. in the event you have such curiosity, it's a infrequent treat.''
--John C.S. Breitner, MD, MPH, ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY (March 2001)
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