Solving the Sverdlovsk Mystery

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Science  04 Feb 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5454, pp. 812
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5454.812

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Anthrax The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak. Jeanne Guillemin. University of California Press, Berkeley, 1999. 339 pp. $27.50. ISBN 0-520-22204-0.

Guillemin blends epidemiology, Russian history, and the scientific method in her account of the 1992 investigation by U.S. scientists (in which she played a major role) into the cause of the anthrax epidemic that struck Sverdlovsk in 1979.