Alzheimer Disease. The Changing View by Robert Katzman, Katherine Bick

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 massive interviewing abilities, and their respondents offer remarkably beneficiant and candid fabric. This booklet will accordingly fascinate scholars of the historical past of technology, despite their curiosity in Alzheimer's sickness. 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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He originally started his training with the neurologists at Maida Vale Hopital, but then became interested in the psychiatry of old age and moved to the Maudsley. H e foUo^ved Mayer-Gross to the Crichton Royal Hospital in Scotland. Later he became Director of Clinical Research at Graylingwell where his studies of the natural history of mental disorders in the aged early distinguished senile psychosis (AD) from other psychiatric disorders of aging. His career has been notable for a succession of important insights into brain function that have changed many of the dogmas of neuropsychiatry and have noAv been ^ d e l y accepted in psychiatry.

I don't kno^v ^vhat it means but I did think about it later Avhen yve hnew about clathrin vesicles that were concerned ^ t h protein absorption. I ^vondered if they took up P H F material and it traveled up the axon or dendrite or both and ended up in the cell body where they burst and released the P H F material. That's what might happen but heaven knows ho^v you'd show that. We also know noAV from the Avork of Braak and so on about transport but the key — v^e're not quite there yet about material passing down the axon or dendrite to another cell.

KLB: Also, I imagine, there w^as the idea that you couldn't do an3rthing and if you couldn't do anjrthing as a doctor, you didn't w^ant to be involved. 40 2. T H E P I O N E E R S Kidd: Well, I didn't enjoy research as mucli as I thought I w^ould. W h e n I was at school from age 12, I wanted to do research. Originally, I v^anted to be a physicist, I suppose because of my background, I wanted to be a nuclear physicist. In 1945, we went on the first holiday after the ^var — no, the ^var v^as still on, the beaches v^ere covered ^vith gigantic pieces of iron and full of land mines, you couldn't ^valk on the sea front.

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