Cuban Blindness

Written By Gustavo C. Román
Cuban Blindness
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 30 November 2015
  • ISBN : 0128041196
  • Pages : 222 pages
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Download or read book entitled Cuban Blindness by author: Gustavo C. Román which was release on 30 November 2015 and published by Academic Press with total page 222 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. On May 4, 1993, Cuba asked the international health community and the World Health Organization (WHO) to find the cause of a mysterious epidemic of blindness that was spreading uncontrollably. Contradictory hypotheses confronted the team of scientists on this mission. Is the epidemic the result of a plot to topple Castro, as the Cubans believe? Or exposure to radioactivity or an unidentified nerve toxin accidentally released by the Russian Army withdrawing from Cuba? 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. Román—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. Summarizes clinical manifestations in prototypical case reports Analyzes possible neurological and neuroepidemiological causes from possible viruses to toxins Discusses the health ramifications of political decisions surrounding the Cuban Embargo Describes the implementation of treatment and preventive measures

Cuban Blindness

Cuban Blindness
  • Author : Gustavo C. Román
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-30
  • Total pages : 222
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : On May 4, 1993, Cuba asked the international health community and the World Health Organization (WHO) to find the cause of a mysterious epidemic of blindness that was spreading uncontrollably. Contradictory hypotheses confronted the team of scientists on this mission. Is the epidemic the result of a plot to topple Castro, as ...

Cuban and Haitian Applicants for SSI Disability Payments

Cuban and Haitian Applicants for SSI Disability Payments
  • Author : Margaret G. Merritt
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Total pages : 7
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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  • Author : Don Fitz
  • Publisher : Monthly Review Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-22
  • Total pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : Quiet as it’s kept inside the United States, the Cuban revolution has achieved some phenomenal goals, reclaiming Cuba’s agriculture, advancing its literacy rate to nearly 100 percent – and remaking its medical system. Cuba has transformed its health care to the extent that this “third-world” country has been able to ...

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Cuban Transitions at the Millennium
  • Author : Eloise Linger,John Walton Cotman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 387
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-01-15
  • Total pages : 410
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : With the recent shift in Cuba-US relations stemming from the relaxing of travel restrictions and an influx of American visitors, interest in Cuba and its culture has increased substantially. A new emphasis has been placed on the island country’s many cultural and artistic achievements, specifically in film. Cuban cinema ...

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Generational Traumas in Contemporary Cuban American Literature
  • Author : Rafael Miguel Montes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 168
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : Through a critical examination of a number of artistic, musical, and literary productions created by the children of Cuban exiles, this book defines frameworks with which to discuss second-generation Cuban-American texts. The work analyzes the social and political implications of works produced by several artists all engaged in defining a ...

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  • Author : David M. Barrett,Max Holland
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-01
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : In the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis, questions persisted about how the potential cataclysm had been allowed to develop. A subsequent congressional investigation focused on what came to be known as the “photo gap”: five weeks during which intelligence-gathering flights over Cuba had been attenuated. In Blind over Cuba, ...

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  • Author : Alpheus Spring Packard,Frederic Ward Putnam
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1879
  • Total pages : 62
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  • Author : Richard Savage,Esther Lisbeth Burns Gunter
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1895
  • Total pages : 255
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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1872
  • Total pages : 212
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Journal of Visual Impairment Blindness

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 212
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Context for a Cuban Transition

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  • Author : Ernesto F. Betancourt
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 80
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Summary : This book is an insightful look into Cuba's current economic situation and an argument in favor of democracy and a free market economy....

The Cuba Review

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1929
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Author : Carmelo Mesa-Lago
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • Release Date : 1986-12-01
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press since 1985. Founded in 1970, it is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in both English and Spanish, a large book review section, and an exhaustive compilation of recent works in the field....

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  • Author : Carlos E. Cortés
  • Publisher : Ayer Company Pub
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Total pages : 546
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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