The content you've requested is available without charge only to active Sigma Xi members and
If you are an active member or an individual subscriber, please log in now in order to access this article.
If you are not a member or individual subscriber, you can:
It’s widely known that a German physician named Alois Alzheimer discovered what we now call Alzheimer’s Disease. What is not as commonly understood is why. In the early 20th century Alzheimer was part of a new movement that searched for the physical causes of some mental illnesses in the human brain. Alzheimer and his research collaborators had the laboratory tools and expertise to search for microscopic anomalies in the brains of closely observed patients. The abnormalities they observed still characterize a much-feared disease whose incidence is growing globally today.
Connect With Us:
An early peek at each new issue, with descriptions of feature articles, columns, and more. Every other issue contains links to everything in the latest issue's table of contents.News of book reviews published in American Scientist and around the web, as well as other noteworthy happenings in the world of science books.
To sign up for automatic emails of the American Scientist Update and Scientists' Nightstand issues, create an online profile, then sign up in the My AmSci area.
JSTOR, the online academic archive, contains complete back issues of American Scientist from 1913 (known then as the Sigma Xi Quarterly) through 2005.
The table of contents for each issue is freely available to all users; those with institutional access can read each complete issue.
View the full collection here.
Receive notification when new content is posted from the entire website, or choose from the customized feeds available.