Ramakrishnan, T and Chandrasekhar, P (1999) The control of tuberculosis: a continuous game of snakes and ladders. In: Journal of Biosciences, 24 (2). pp. 143-152.
The traditional Indian game of snakes and ladders is played by rolling dice to determine how many squares a player can move his marker up the board, starting at square one and finishing at square one hundred... [there is] an austere geometry of squares broken by angled ladders and snakes with yawning jaws. Landing at the foot of the ladder meant you could climb it, sometimes moving thirty squares in a single throw. You could also make it to square ninety nine, only to encounter a snake.... Then you had to slide down the serpent.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||The copyright belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology|
|Date Deposited:||30 Mar 2005|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:15|
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