Cuban Blindness : diary of a mysterious epidemic neuropathy / Gustavo C. Román.

Cuban Blindness: Diary of a Mysterious Epidemic Neuropathy is a firsthand account of the epidemic of blindness and the hardships of life in Cuba at the time of the "special period" that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union and the tightening of the US embargo. Dr. Rom̀n-who was at the...

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Main Author: Román, Gustavo C. (Author)
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Published: London : Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier, [2015]
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Summary:Cuban Blindness: Diary of a Mysterious Epidemic Neuropathy is a firsthand account of the epidemic of blindness and the hardships of life in Cuba at the time of the "special period" that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union and the tightening of the US embargo. Dr. Rom̀n-who was at the time Chief of Neuroepidemiology at the US National Institutes of Health-was a participant in this scientific mission and describes the neurological symptoms experienced by the victims of this epidemic disease, and narrates the epidemiologists? detective work struggling to solve the mystery. This book combines neuroscience and scientific discovery with political intrigue, finally bringing the reader to the unexpected solution provided by a WWII survivor of Changi POW Camp in Singapore. Cuban Blindness: Diary of a Mysterious Epidemic Neuropathy is a description of the neuroepidemiological study undertaken to identify the cause of the epidemic neurological disease that affected Cuba in 1993-1994
Item Description:Includes index.
Physical Description:1 online resource
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
ISBN:9780128041192
0128041196
0128040831
9780128040836