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Asleep : the forgotten epidemic that remains one of medicine's greatest mysteries / Molly Caldwell Crosby.

Author/Creator:
Crosby, Molly Caldwell.
Publication:
New York : Berkley Books, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 291 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Epidemic encephalitis -- History.
Medical subjects:
Encephalitis, Arbovirus -- epidemiology -- Europe -- Case Reports.
Encephalitis, Arbovirus -- epidemiology -- United States -- Case Reports.
Encephalitis, Arbovirus -- history -- Europe -- Case Reports.
Encephalitis, Arbovirus -- history -- United States -- Case Reports.
Disease Outbreaks -- history -- Europe -- Case Reports.
Disease Outbreaks -- history -- United States -- Case Reports.
History, 20th Century -- Europe -- Case Reports.
History, 20th Century -- United States -- Case Reports.
Summary:
Crosby, acclaimed author of "The American Plague," explores the frightening history of a long forgotten disease--sleeping sickness--and details the frantic effort to conquer it before it strikes again.
Contents:
An epidemic begins
Constantin von Economo
The London outbreak
New York City
Ruth
The neurologist
The medical investigators
Adam
Smith Ely Jelliffe
The alienist
Only the beginning
Jessie
1925
A two-headed beast
Madness
Rosie
The Neurological Institute
The Matheson Commission
Josephine B. Neal
Vaccine trials
Sylvia
I have seen the future
Philip
Gray matter
Past or prologue?
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund.
ISBN:
9780425225707
0425225704
OCLC:
435728301
Publisher Number:
99937076895