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Abstract Paragraph Alzheimer's disease had not been discovered until recently. Not much is known about this disease, and today many people are affected by it. It definitely is a social problem in the United States today. In the following paper I hope to give insight as to what is known about the disease. Who is affected by it, and what can be done to fight this terrible thing that only seems to be getting worse. Review of Sources Webster 1989 Brooks 1987 Worsnop 1992 Caroll 1982 Wuethrich 1990
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THE IMPORTANCE OF ANIMAL RESEARCH
THE IMPORTANCE OF ANIMAL RESEARCH
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Drug Abuse
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ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
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Provide a critical review of methods of estimate of
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