Katherine Bick

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This paper discusses the history of dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD) with emphasis on the individuals who have shaped its development. In addition to the best known protagonists recognized as founders of the field, it will mention other figures who have provided important contributions but are sometimes overlooked. Many of these have also become famous(More)
A reconsideration of the original report of Alzheimer and of the description of case 1 by Perusini in 1908, published in 1910, suggests that they were describing the same case. Both the temporal evidence and the clinical description make this conclusion inescapable. The histopathology of this first case shows some features that are not characteristic of the(More)
We identified the cellular sites of glycosaminoglycan hydrolysis by localizing a key enzyme, N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, in the rat periodonatal ligament. Reaction product was seen in osteoclasts, osteoblasts, fibroblasts, and in macrophages situated perivascularly in areas of bone remodelling. The preferential location of macrophages in areas of both(More)
The distribution of aryl sulfatase in the rat periodontal ligament was investigated by ultrastructural histochemistry. In the periodontal ligament aryl sulfatase was localized specifically in osteoclasts and in vicinal perivascular macrophages. Macrophages associated with bone formation did not stain. The authors interpret this specificity as a potential(More)
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