Brain Trust Chapters 8 & 9. Taylor Goldbeck. Timeline of What We Know So Far. 1700s - Farmers report sheep with scrapie -like symptoms 1913 - Creutzfeldt observes a patient with CJD 1918 - McFadyean publishes a landmark paper on scrapie
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Gajdusek: “I pointed out to [Prusiner] that I would give the disease agents a proper name when we were sure what the molecular structure was… It was a clever political move on his part to jump the gun”
Do you think it is fair that Prusiner named the infectious agent?