The Trembling Mountain: A Personal Account of Kuru, Cannibals, and Mad Cow Diseaseby Robert Klitzman
At once a gripping medical mystery, an exotic travelogue, and a stirring coming-of-age story, this powerful, first-hand account of life on the frontiers of science tells of the adventures of Dr. Robert Klitzman, whose research provided important keys to understanding Mad Cow Disease, potentially the world's next major epidemic. 75 photos.
Meet the Author
Dr. Robert Klitzman, currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, is the author of Being Positive: The Lives of Men and Women with HIV, A Year-Long Night: Tales of A Medical Internship and In a House of Dreams and Glass: Becoming a Psychiatrist. He graduated from Princeton University and Yale Medical School, and has been a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. His work has appeared in scientific journals and textbooks, as well as the New York Times and other publications. He has recieved numerous honors and awards, including a Burroughs Wellcome Fellowship (for Future Leaders in Psychiatry) from the American Psychiatric Association, an Aaron Diamond Foundation Fellowship, and a Picker/Commonwealth Scholar Award. He has also been a Fellow at Yaddo and MacDowell.
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