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Gajdusek,

D. Carleton, U.S. pediatrician, 1923–, joint winner of 1976 Nobel Prize for work related to infectious diseases.
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Masters and pediatrician D. Carleton Gajdusek concurred with Richardson: "We agree with Richardson (1977) that Creutzfeldt's case probably can be excluded from classification as a spongiform encephalopathy on the basis of his own clinical and pathological descriptions, although a specific alternative diagnosis cannot be made" (5).
Early Letters and Field-Notes from the Collection of D. Carleton Gajdusek. New York: Raven Press.
Scientists have yet to nail down the virus-like particle responsible for bovine spongiform encephalopathy in cows and scrapie in sheep, but whatever causes these diseases appears to remain infectious even after three years in soil, according to Paul Brown and D. Carleton Gajdusek of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.