Vol. 3, No. 4, 1997 Page 8

QUOTABLE: Daniel Koshland

"The brain is an organ, and like other organs-the heart, the lungs, the liver-has an internal biochemistry that can break down. Because of the special role of the brain, there are those who want to believe that it can only be affected by the environment; they refuse to face the fact that the brain, like other organs, while functioning effectively in most areas, may have one part go awry and cause major malfunction. If we treat the brain as another organ, then the fact that... a human goes berserk is as easy to comprehend and as difficult to unravel as cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis, or AIDS."
Daniel Koshland, in Science, 1992

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