Kuru, Prions, and Human Affairs: Thinking About Epidemics

@article{Lindenbaum2001KuruPA,
  title={Kuru, Prions, and Human Affairs: Thinking About Epidemics},
  author={Shirley Lindenbaum},
  journal={Annual Review of Anthropology},
  year={2001},
  volume={30},
  pages={363-385}
}
  • S. Lindenbaum
  • Published 1 October 2001
  • History
  • Annual Review of Anthropology
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