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  • "Sheep that graze on Australian or New Zealand pastures where phalaris is the predominant grass, for example, develop a disorder similar to kuru known as the 'phalaris staggers' unless the deficiency is made up with frequent feeds of soluble cobalt salts."

    —Michael Howell and Peter Ford, The Ghost Disease, and Twelve Other Stories of Detective Work in the Medical Field, (New York: Penguin Books, 1985), 125

    September 11, 2008