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Science  18 Dec 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5397, pp. 2194
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5397.2194a

Letter writers discuss whether on-site inspections in biological weapons control are necessary and, if so, how they should be conducted. The concept of treating Alzheimer patients as regressed toward infancy is questioned: “Each Alzheimer patient has a lifetime of experiences that determines their unique set of human qualities…” The use of chimpanzees in AIDS vaccine trials is debated. And the production of hydrogen in basalt aquifers is explored.

Letters in This Issue

Biological Weapons Control

Johannes Rath, Bernhard Jank, Otto Doblhoff-Dier; Thomas P. Monath and Lance K. Gordon

Managing Alzheimer's Patients

Robert P. Friedland and Barbara Krasner

AIDS Vaccine Trials in Chimpanzees

Alfred M. Prince and Linda Andrus; Norman L. Letvin

Hydrogen Chemistry of Basalt Aquifers

Allan Treiman and Annika Wallendahl; Derek R. Lovley, Robert T. Anderson, Francis H. Chapelle

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