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Daniel Carleton Gajdusek

Daniel Carleton Gajdusek (pronounced September 9, 1923 – December 12, 2008) was an American physician and medical researcher who was the co-recipient (with Baruch S. Blumberg) of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1976 for work on kuru, the first human prion disease demonstrated to be infectious. [1]

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Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital city and most populous city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Army Medical School

Founded by U.S. Army Brigadier General George Miller Sternberg, MD in 1893, the Army Medical School (AMS) was by some reckonings the world's first school of public health and preventive medicine.

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Australia

Australia (colloquially), officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.

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Autopsy

An autopsy—also known as a post-mortem examination, necropsy, autopsia cadaverum, or obduction—is a highly specialized surgical procedure that consists of a thorough examination of a corpse to determine the cause and manner of death and to evaluate any disease or injury that may be present.

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Baruch Samuel Blumberg

Baruch Samuel Blumberg (July 28, 1925April 5, 2011) — known as Barry Blumberg — was an American physician, geneticist, and co-recipient of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (with Daniel Carleton Gajdusek) for his work on the hepatitis B virus while an investigator at the NIH.

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BBC Four

BBC Four is a British television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and available to digital television viewers on Freeview, IPTV, satellite, and cable.

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Bethesda, Maryland

Bethesda is a census-designated place in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, just northwest of the United States capital of Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House (1820, rebuilt 1849), which in turn took its name from Jerusalem's Pool of Bethesda.

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Bosse Lindquist

Bosse Lindquist (born 1954) is a Swedish radio and TV producer and writer.

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California Institute of Technology

The California Institute of Technology or CaltechThe university itself only spells its short form as "Caltech"; other spellings such as.

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Calvinism

Calvinism (also called the Reformed tradition, Reformed Christianity or the Reformed faith) is a major branch of Protestantism that follows the theological tradition and forms of Christian practice of John Calvin and other Reformation-era theologians.

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Cannibalism

Cannibalism is the act or practice of humans eating the flesh or internal organs of other human beings.

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Child sexual abuse

Child sexual abuse or child molestation is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual stimulation.

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Chris Brand

Christopher Richard Brand (born in Preston, England, 1 June 1943) is a British psychological and psychometric researcher who gained media attention for his statements on race and intelligence and paedophilia.

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Columbia University

Columbia University (officially Columbia University in the City of New York) is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City.

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Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease

Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease or CJD is a degenerative neurological disorder that is incurable and invariably fatal.

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Debrecen

Debrecen (known by alternative names) is the second largest city in Hungary after Budapest.

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Doctor of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine (MD or DM), or in Medicinae Doctor, meaning "Teacher of Medicine", is a terminal degree for physicians and surgeons.

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E. Mead Johnson Award

The E. Mead Johnson Award, given by the Society for Pediatric Research, an affiliate of the American Pediatric Society, was established in 1939 to honor clinical and laboratory research achievements in pediatrics.

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Elitism

Elitism is the belief or attitude that some individuals who form an elite—a select group of people with a certain ancestry, intrinsic quality or worth, high intellect, wealth, specialized training or experience, or other distinctive attributes—are those whose influence or authority is greater than that of others; whose views on a matter are to be taken more seriously or carry more weight; whose views or actions are more likely to be constructive to society as a whole; or whose extraordinary skills, abilities, or wisdom render them especially fit to govern.

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Ernst Freese

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Fore people

The Fore live in the Okapa District of the Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.

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Hanya Yanagihara

Hanya Yanagihara is an American novelist and travel writer of Hawaiian ancestry.

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Harvard University

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636.

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Incest

Incest is sexual activity between family members or close relatives.

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Johns Hopkins University Press

The Johns Hopkins University Press (also referred to as JHU Press or JHUP) is the publishing division of Johns Hopkins University.

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Kingdom of Hungary

The Kingdom of Hungary was a monarchy in Central Europe that existed from the Middle Ages into the twentieth century (1000-1946 with the exception of 1918-1920).

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Kuru (disease)

Kuru is an incurable degenerative neurological disorder endemic to tribal regions of Papua New Guinea.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times, commonly referred to as the Times, is a paid daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881.

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Marshall Warren Nirenberg

Marshall Warren Nirenberg (April 10, 1927 – January 15, 2010) was an American biochemist and geneticist.

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Medicine

Medicine (British English; American English) is the science and practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

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Melbourne

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private non-profit organization in the United States.

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National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a biomedical research facility primarily located in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Neurological disorder

A neurological disorder is any disorder of the body nervous system.

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New Guinea

New Guinea (Papua or, historically, Irian) is a large Island in the South West Pacific region.

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New York

New York is a state in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

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Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize (Swedish definite form, singular: Nobelpriset; Norwegian: Nobelprisen) is a set of annual international awards bestowed in a number of categories by Swedish and Norwegian committees in recognition of academic, cultural and/or scientific advances.

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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Nobelpriset i fysiologi eller medicin) administered by the Nobel Foundation, is awarded once a year for outstanding discoveries in the fields of life sciences and medicine.

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Norway

Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk)), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus Jan Mayen and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second-oldest, after Cambridge University Press.

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Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research

The Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNG IMR) is the principal institution conducting health research in Papua New Guinea with a focus on health problems affecting the country's population.

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Paris

Paris (UK:; US:; French) is the capital and most-populous city of France.

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Physician

A physician is a professional who practices medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments.

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Plea bargain

A plea bargain (also plea agreement, plea deal, copping a plea, or plea in mitigation) is any agreement in a criminal case between the prosecutor and defendant whereby the defendant agrees to plead guilty to a particular charge in return for some concession from the prosecutor.

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Prion

A prion is a protein that can fold in multiple, structurally distinct ways, at least one of which is transmissible to other prion proteins.

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Probation

Probation in criminal law is a period of supervision over an offender, ordered by a court instead of serving time in prison.

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Racism

Racism consists of ideologies and practices that seek to justify, or cause, the unequal distribution of privileges, rights, or goods amongst, or otherwise exhibit hatred or prejudice towards, different racial groups.

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Risus sardonicus

Risus sardonicus or rictus grin is a highly characteristic, abnormal, sustained spasm of the facial muscles that appears to produce grinning.

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Robert Klitzman

Robert Klitzman (born July 1, 1958) is an American psychiatrist and bioethicist.

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Science (journal)

Science, also widely referred to as Science Magazine, is the academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and is one of the world's top scientific journals.

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Scrapie

Scrapie is a fatal, degenerative disease that affects the nervous systems of sheep and goats.

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Sexism

Sexism or gender discrimination is prejudice or discrimination based on a person's sex or gender.

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Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster, Inc., a division of CBS Corporation, is a publisher founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln ("Max") Schuster.

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Slovakia

Slovakia (Slovensko), officially the Slovak Republic (Slovenská republika), is a country in Central Europe.

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Slovaks

The Slovaks, Slovak people (Slovak Slováci, singular Slovák, feminine Slovenka, plural Slovenky) are a West Slavic people that primarily inhabit Slovakia and speak the Slovak language.

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Smrdáky

Smrdáky is a spa village and municipality in Senica District in the Trnava Region of western Slovakia.

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Stanley B. Prusiner

Stanley Benjamin Prusiner M.D (born May 28, 1942) is an American neurologist and biochemist.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post is an American daily newspaper.

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Times Higher Education

The Times Higher Education (THE), formerly the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a weekly magazine based in London, reporting specifically on news and issues related to higher education.

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Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), also known as prion diseases, are a group of progressive conditions (encephalopathies) that affect the brain and nervous system of many animals, including humans.

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Tromsø

Tromsø (Romsa; Tromssa) is a city and municipality in Troms county, Norway.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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United States National Library of Medicine

The United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), operated by the United States federal government, is the world's largest medical library.

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University of Chicago Press

The University of Chicago Press is the largest and one of the oldest university presses in the United States.

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University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh (abbreviated as Edin. in post-nominals), founded in 1582, is the sixth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities.

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University of Rochester

The University of Rochester (commonly referred to as U of R or UR) is a private, nonsectarian, research university in Rochester, New York, United States.

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Virology

Virology is the study of viruses – submicroscopic, parasitic particles of genetic material contained in a protein coat – and virus-like agents.

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Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research is Australia's oldest medical research institute.

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Yonkers, New York

Yonkers is the fourth most populous city in the U.S. state of New York (behind New York City, Buffalo, and Rochester), and the most populous city in Westchester County, with a population of 195,976 (according to the 2010 Census).

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Carleton_Gajdusek

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