By Jeanne Guillemin

ISBN-10: 0520222040

ISBN-13: 9780520222045

ISBN-10: 0585385203

ISBN-13: 9780585385204

I learn this and graysmith's ebook concerning the anthrax assaults. i discovered this publication to be the higher. interpreting it really is like hearing somebody describe a spider's net, with it really is various traces, thicknesses, angles, dimensions ... its difficult to totally discover a subject with various websites, characters, and the timelines. the writer does greater than an sufficient task of achieving those initiatives. with our best investigative corporations by no means having publicly resolved this complicated case, i felt disillusioned whilst the tip of the publication got here and we hadn't reached a end, either... it is a quickly learn. given the variation among the present expense new ($40.00) and used ($0.01), for the fee - used - you cannot get it wrong.

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He has come to Moscow today to argue once again the case for anthrax-infected meat as the source of the epidemic, and he has brought documents to support his case. I have not seen him since his 1988 visit to the United States. That he is visibly older and thinner reminds me of how each year diminishes the cast of players from 1979. Still, at over six feet tall, with thick white hair, a heavy brow with protruding platinum eyebrows, and a barrel chest, Burgasov remains a commanding, almost operatic presence, like a character in Boris Godunov.

Now he converses affably with the former Deputy Minister and also interprets for us. Martin Hugh-Jones, our veterinarian, has not met Burgasov before. ), he takes the lead in asking questions about the alleged animal outbreak, the dates of which are crucial for understanding the cause of the epidemic. Burgasov has come prepared. Out of a folder, he takes eight veterinary documents, which he says are originals. Each pertains to cases of animal anthrax in the spring of 1979. Four are laboratory reports from the Sverdlovsk Oblast Veterinary Bacteriological Laboratory.

For all I know, all these photos could be from just a few victims, from any epidemic. One of the slides, though, has a certain fame. It shows a severely infected large intestine covered with dark hemorrhagic spots. Dr. Nikiforov brought it with him to the United States in 1988 and was roundly criticized for having picked only this kind of representation of autopsy results, unbalanced by photos of lungs and thoracic lymph nodes. As I remember, the trip was not a happy one for him, as it was for Dr.

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