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  • 08/2016
  • 9781491287354 1491287357
  • 190 pages
  • $11.95
Alzheimer's Disease: How Its Bacterial Cause Was Found and Then Discarded

Adult; Health, Diet & Parenting; (Market)

Every 72 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease (AD). And it has been said that almost everyone living long enough will eventually show evidence of Alzheimer’s disease. Thus far its cause has remained elusive. Nevertheless, recently, study after study, in which scientists have injected human Alzheimer diseased brain tissue into mice and other laboratory animals that later developed the disease have left little doubt that Alzheimer’s arises from an infectious process, and the focus of debate seeming to be which particular disease. But clearly, it must be a disease that is not only statistically widespread in the world today, but that was also prevalent at the time of Dr. Alois Alzheimer. To be sure, it was German neuropathologist Oskar Fischer of the Prague school of Neuropathology, Alzheimer’s great rival, who was the first to suggest that infection might be causative for Alzheimer’s. Fischer’s credentials: he was the co-discoverer of Alzheimer’s disease and tirelessly did autopsies on the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s. Fischer’s infectious view never gained immediate popularity, although today, more than a century later, a volume of data supporting such an approach has begun to accumulate. But was Fischer’s specific microbe, a tubercular-like Streptothrix, on the right track to discovering the cause of Alzheimer’s to begin with? The evidence and events uncovered in this manuscript, including those of Babes, Chantemesse, Marinescu, Southard, Clouston and Schwartz seems to suggest that he was considerably closer than anyone else ― either then or since.
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"In your questionnaire, you noted that “every seventy-two seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease. And it has been said that almost everyone living long enough will eventually show evidence of Alzheimer’s disease. Thus far, its cause has remained elusive.” That was your motivation for writing this historical nonfiction book. You have developed a comprehensive, fascinating, well-written guidebook on the subject of this all-too-prevalent disease. Your book, with its heavy focus on etiology, will no doubt serve as a go-to guide for many practitioners and researchers. You have documented your argument extremely well, and you have created an admirable blend of science, history, and the real-world reasons why some things happen the way they do in any field of study (e.g., politics). Your analysis of the relationships among the various researchers is extremely interesting. Also, you have written the book in a way that is easy for anyone to understand—not just physicians or researchers."

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 08/2016
  • 9781491287354 1491287357
  • 190 pages
  • $11.95

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