Re: Aberrant Anthropology

Bruce McGuffin (
13 Jan 1995 18:32:19 GMT

Did they discuss "kuru"? The viral brain infection that still may be found
in Niugini (New Guinea) that was spread by ritual eating-of-brains of the

Check into HIGH WIERDNESS BY MAIL (a directory of the fringe) by the Rev.
Ivan Stang.

"driving a Hudson Hornet on the information superhighway"

Scientific American had an article on Kuru a year or so back. The disease
is also carried by sheep, and occasionally turns up in shepherds who
(so far as anyone can ascertain) have not been engaging in canabalism.

Bruce McGuffin