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 significant interviewing talents, and their respondents offer remarkably beneficiant and candid fabric. This e-book will for this reason fascinate scholars of the heritage of technological know-how, despite their curiosity in Alzheimer's sickness. when you have such curiosity, it's a infrequent treat.''
    --John C.S. Breitner, MD, MPH, ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY (March 2001)

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There w^ere tw^o reasons: (a) I got a promotion and (b) there w^as lots of money around because it \vas a ne^v medical school. The money started fading later but it had a lot of good things going for it. 42 2. T H E P I O N E E R S The teaching was in some ^vays completely crazy and in other Avays very good. One of the things they did do was that unlike at any other medical school in this country, except Oxford and Cambridge, all Nottingham students do a degree first. At the other medical schools they do a degree at the final but at Nottingham they get two degrees.

Kidd: Yes, I ^vent back to anatomy because, as I said, I had been doing a nonteaching research job. I went back to anatomy and got a job as a lecturer at Bristol for less money. There were six jobs in London but they all hated the idea of Alzheimer's. They all said (at least some of them said) they'd be happy to have me — of course, if it had gone to the committee, who kno^ws? " I said that I'd be happy to work on other things as Avell but I ^vanted to keep on working on Alzheimer's and that I'd do Avhatever else they w^anted me to do.

I Avas very involved in that, and then J . Z . Young said, "We've just got this electron microscope and I'm going to set up a course. " I said, "Thank you very much" but I w^ent out of the room and thought, "What the hell w^ould I vv^ant to do that for? " You know, Golgi preparations in the retina are very difficult, if not impossible. So, I was still some^vhat reluctant, but what could I do? So I started this course taught by David Robertson. Robertson and I had a bit of trouble v^ith each other, as Robertson was a difficult man but I have to say that he taught me w^ell.

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