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Porphyria and vampirism: Crappola 101 - Elizabeth Miller — LiveJournal
Porphyria and vampirism: Crappola 101
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From: (Anonymous) Date: March 17th, 2008 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: In Defence and Regret of Dr. Dolphin

Can't say I've read Illis' paper, "On Porphyria and the Aetiology of Werewolves" (1964), but I bet the link is just as obscure.

The rabies connection is an interesting one; Juan Gomez-Alonso received a good deal of coverage for it in 1998 (though, again, he doesn't seem to have been the first to link it).

Not that I believe it has as much credence, mind you. He did at least make use of much more relevant sources, however. Here (http://microvet.arizona.edu/Courses/MIC195E/Gomez-Alonso.html)'s a copy of his paper to read yourself.

I was also surprised by Dolphin's perpetuation of the porphyria theory, because I've been in contact with him myself. And he seemed noticeably reluctant to discuss the matter.

This certainly raises an interesting ethical concern...

~ Anthony Hogg
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