How did the eponym Alzheimers disease come into being

Auguste Neurofibrils

In the autumn of 1903, Alois Alzheimer left Frankfurt. Following a short stay in Heidelberg, he moved to Munich to continue his scientific and medical activities at the Royal Psychiatric Clinic under director Emil Kraepelin. After Auguste D. died on April 8, 1906, Alzheimer asked that the record and the brain be sent to Munich. He immediately did a report on the admission formulas used in Munich at this time and wrote a full-page epicrisis. After this he made an entry to the autopsy book of the...

The Discovery of Amyloid

Glenner died too young in 1995 due to complications of cardiac amy-loidosis. If he had survived, perhaps he and I would be writing this story together. Instead it will only be my personal recollections of the work we did in 1982-85 that led us to the discovery of the Alzheimer's disease beta protein, Glenner and Wong 1984a now also known as A-beta and beta-A amyloid. My introduction to George Glenner was in 1982, when I interviewed for a job in his new laboratory at the University...