Why I joined the research laboratory of Prof. D. Carleton Gajdusek in 1968

@inproceedings{Cathala2008WhyIJ,
  title={Why I joined the research laboratory of Prof. D. Carleton Gajdusek in 1968},
  author={Françoise Cathala},
  booktitle={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2008}
}
Two important milestones in my life: I was born in 1921 to a military family from Languedoc in France; in 1986 I took compulsory retirement after declining to create a new research unit in the Pitié Salpétrière Hospital in Paris. Sometime in between I discovered what hospital life was like, following the disaster of 1940! Because I was for 1 year an… CONTINUE READING