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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505 0 |a Chapter 1. Pinar del R̕o: Cuba, December 12, 1991 Abstract -- Chapter 2. An Economy in Crisis: Havana, November 22, 1991 Abstract -- Chapter 3. Ariza Prison: Cienfuegos, Cuba, August 5, 1992 -- Chapter 4. The Strange Epidemic: Geneva, May 4, 1993 -- Chapter 5. Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): Washington DC, May 10, 1993 -- Chapter 6. Federal Building: Bethesda, Maryland, May 11, 1993 -- Chapter 7. Neuroepidemiology, NIH: Bethesda, Maryland, May 14, 1993 -- Chapter 8. Cuba: A Dream Island: May 14, 1993 -- Chapter 9. A Farcical Journey -- Chapter 10. In the Eye of the Storm -- Chapter 11. Epidemiologists: Medical Detectives -- Chapter 12. Eye Hospital of Havana -- Chapter 13. An Unknown Virus -- Chapter 14. The Virologists? Arrival: Havana?Cuba: 10:00 am, Wednesday, May 19, 1993 -- Chapter 15. Mariel: Thursday, May 20, 1993 -- Chapter 16. Hunger Everywhere: Pinar del R̕o, May 20, 1993 -- Chapter 17. Cassava and Cyanide: Thursday, May 20, 1993 -- Chapter 18. The Myelitis of Santiago de Cuba -- Chapter 19. Tobacco Blindness: Isla de la Juventud: May 23, 1993 -- Chapter 20. Of Poisons and Warfare Toxins: Havana, May 26, 1993 -- Chapter 21. Three Thousand and Five Hundred Patients Every Week: Havana, May 27, 1993 -- Chapter 22. Changi P.O.W. Camp: Singapore, February 15, 1942 -- Chapter 23. Blockade Amblyopia: Cuba, 1897?1898 and 1991?1993 -- Chapter 24. The End of the Epidemic. 
520 |a 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 
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