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What Scientists Caught from Kuru

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Science  20 Feb 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5917, pp. 1012-1013
DOI: 10.1126/science.1168944

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The Collectors of Lost Souls. Turning Kuru Scientists into Whitemen. By Warwick Anderson. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2008. 328 pp. $24.95. ISBN 9780801890406.

Anderson weaves together stories of kuru, the Fore people it afflicted, and the biomedical researchers and anthropologists the disease and its victims attracted to the highlands of New Guinea.