Laughing Death

The Untold Story of Kuru

  • Authors
  • Vincent┬áZigas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-x
  2. Vincent Zigas
    Pages 1-18
  3. Vincent Zigas
    Pages 19-56
  4. Vincent Zigas
    Pages 57-98
  5. Vincent Zigas
    Pages 99-126
  6. Vincent Zigas
    Pages 127-160
  7. Vincent Zigas
    Pages 161-196
  8. Vincent Zigas
    Pages 197-228
  9. Vincent Zigas
    Pages 229-264
  10. Vincent Zigas
    Pages 265-310
  11. Vincent Zigas
    Pages 311-312
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 313-319

About this book

Introduction

It has been a difficult, sometimes painful, story to tell in its entirety, but I have done my best to be accurate both in facts and in dates, for I feel that l owe the truth to the many who have become valued acquaintances, and sometimes friends. All these have constantly requested more news of my "Green Dwelling" and my discovery of a fatal neurological disease previously unknown to Western medicine. This book is for them, in lieu of letters that I ought to have written and did not.
It is also my concern to produce innocent amusement, unrestricted by canon or precedent, for those who require some relaxation from the fatigue generated by so many parasitic forms of life in this less than perfect world.
My peers, the medical scientists, who read this will realize that this book is neither a scientific treatise, nor a balance-sheet of all the achievements and failures of medical science, but a presentation of the major implications of the factors that continually determine our medical ethics - including some of the less prizeworthy drawbacks. 

Keywords

Kuru death drama irony parody writing

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-4490-5
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1990
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8843-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4490-5
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